What does abeam mean?

Definitions for abeaməˈbim

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word abeam.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abeam(adverb)

    at right angles to the length of a ship or airplane


  1. abeam(Adverb)

    On the beam; at a right angle to the centerline or keel of a vessel ; being at a bearing approximately 090 Degrees or 270 Degrees relative .

  2. abeam(Adverb)

    Alongside or abreast.

  3. abeam(Adjective)

    Alongside or abreast.

  4. abeam(Preposition)

    next to.

    She came abeam the crippled ship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abeam(adverb)

    on the beam, that is, on a line which forms a right angle with the ship's keel; opposite to the center of the ship's side

  2. Origin: [Pref. a- + beam.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Abeam

    a-bēm′, adv. (naut.) on the beam, or in a line at right angles to a vessel's length. [Pfx. a- (A.S. on), on, and Beam.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abeam in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abeam in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for abeam

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مقابلا لمنتصف جانب السفينةArabic
  • в траверс, отстрани, перпендикулярно на кила на корабаBulgarian
  • kyljittäin, vieressäFinnish
  • par le traversFrench
  • dwarsscheepsDutch

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