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
move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
move rhythmically; "Her heart was beating fast"
indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
sail with much tacking or with difficulty; "The boat beat in the strong wind"
wear out completely; "This kind of work exhausts me"; "I'm beat"; "He was all washed up after the exam"
move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
be a mystery or bewildering to;
move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvar
tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health;
in financial comfort; "They live well"; "she has been able to live comfortably since her husband died"
in excellent physical condition;
in a manner affording benefit or advantage; "she married well"; "The children were settled advantageously in Seattle"
appealing to the mind;
it would be sensible; "you'd best stay at home"
to a great extent or degree; "I'm afraid the film was well over budget"; "painting the room white made it seem considerably (or substantially) larger"; "the house has fallen considerably in value"; "the price went up substantially"
agreeable or pleasing;
in a most excellent way or manner; "he played best after a couple of martinis"
the supreme effort one can make; "they did their best"
with skill or in a pleasing manner; "she dances well"; "he writes well"
(comparative and superlative of `well') wiser
be or do something to a greater degree;
get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
reach the highest point of; "We scaled the Mont Blanc"