What does i-beam mean?

Definitions for i-beamˈaɪˌbim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. I-beam(noun)

    girder having a cross section resembling the letter `I'


  1. I-beam(Noun)

    A beam shaped like a capital letter I (with serifs top and bottom), used in construction.

  2. I-beam(Noun)

    A cursor shaped like the letter I, usually indicating the presence of editable text.


  1. I-beam

    An I-beam, also known as H-beam, W-beam, Universal Beam, Rolled Steel Joist, or double-T, is a beam with an I- or H-shaped cross-section. The horizontal elements of the "I" are flanges, while the vertical element is termed the "web". The web resists shear forces, while the flanges resist most of the bending moment experienced by the beam. Beam theory shows that the I-shaped section is a very efficient form for carrying both bending and shear loads in the plane of the web. On the other hand, the cross-section has a reduced capacity in the transverse direction, and is also inefficient in carrying torsion, for which hollow structural sections are often preferred.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of i-beam in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of i-beam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elizabeth Vidal:

    He was this beam of light.

  2. Dag Hammarskjld:

    You are... the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does.

  3. Charles Lamb:

    Nothing to me is more distasteful than that entire complacency and satisfaction which beam in the countenances of a newly married couple.

  4. Kevin Smith:

    We are extremely confident in these security measures, however, we continually review our processes to ensure that we are doing everything possible to protect Jim Beam.

  5. Andrew Deutsch:

    In The Lord of the Rings, the bad guy is represented by a giant eye—The Eye of Sauron—and the eye has a beam that sweeps across the land and the characters have to get down to avoid being seen by it.

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