• a regular route for a sentry or policeman;
    • "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name"
  • the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart;
    • "he could feel the beat of her heart"
  • the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music;
    • "the conductor set the beat"
  • a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillations
  • a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior
  • the sound of stroke or blow;
    • "he heard the beat of a drum"
  • (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  • a regular rate of repetition;
    • "the cox raised the beat"
  • a stroke or blow;
    • "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe"
  • the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing
  • come out better in a competition, race, or conflict;
    • "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"
    • "We beat the competition"
  • give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression;
    • "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"
    • "The teacher used to beat the students"
  • hit repeatedly;
    • "beat on the door"
    • "beat the table with his shoe"
  • move rhythmically;
    • "Her heart was beating fast"
  • shape by beating;
    • "beat swords into ploughshares"
  • make a rhythmic sound;
    • "The drums beat all night"
  • glare or strike with great intensity;
    • "The sun was beating down on us"
  • move with a thrashing motion;
    • "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
  • sail with much tacking or with difficulty;
    • "The boat beat in the strong wind"
  • stir vigorously;
    • "beat the egg whites"
    • "beat the cream"
  • strike (a part of one's own body) repeatedly, as in great emotion or in accompaniment to music;
    • "beat one's breast"
    • "beat one's foot rhythmically"
  • be superior;
    • "Reading beats watching television"
    • "This sure beats work!"
  • avoid paying;
    • "beat the subway fare"
  • make a sound like a clock or a timer;
    • "the grandfather clock beat midnight"
  • move with a flapping motion;
  • indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks;
  • move with or as if with a regular alternating motion;
  • make by pounding or trampling;
    • "beat a path through the forest"
  • produce a rhythm by striking repeatedly;
    • "beat the drum"
  • strike (water or bushes) repeatedly to rouse animals for hunting
  • beat through cleverness and wit;
    • "I beat the traffic"
  • be a mystery or bewildering to;
    • "This beats me!"
  • wear out completely;
    • "I'm beat"
  • very tired;
    • "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"
  • BEAT v BEAT, BEATEN, BEATING, BEATS to strike repeatedly BEATABLE adj

Scrabble Score: 6

beat is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

beat is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

beat is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 7

beat is a valid Words With Friends word