|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (imp.) of Beat.
2. (p. p.) of Beat.
3. (v. t.) To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.
4. (v. t.) To punish by blows; to thrash.
5. (v. t.) To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
6. (v. t.) To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
7. (v. t.) To tread, as a path.
8. (v. t.) To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass.
9. (v. t.) To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out.
10. (v. t.) To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
11. (v. t.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.
12. (v. i.) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
13. (v. i.) To move with pulsation or throbbing.
14. (v. i.) To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do.
15. (v. i.) To be in agitation or doubt.
16. (v. i.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.
17. (v. i.) To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.
18. (v. i.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.
19. (v. i.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.
20. (n.) A stroke; a blow.
21. (n.) A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.
22. (n.) The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.
23. (n.) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament.
24. (n.) A sudden swelling or reinforcement of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced by the interference of sound waves of slightly different periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.
25. (n.) A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat.
26. (n.) A place of habitual or frequent resort.
27. (n.) A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat.
28. (a.) Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.
Beat (85 Occurrences)
Matthew 7:25 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it didn't fall, for it was founded on the rock. (WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Matthew 7:27 The rain came down, the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat on that house; and it fell-and great was its fall." (WEB KJV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Matthew 21:35 The farmers took his servants, beat one, killed another, and stoned another. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 24:49 and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eat and drink with the drunkards, (WEB WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 26:67 Then they spit in his face and beat him with their fists, and some slapped him, (WEB NAS)
Matthew 27:30 And having spit upon him, they took the reed and beat him on his head. (DBY NAS)
Mark 4:37 A big wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was already filled. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Mark 12:3 They took him, beat him, and sent him away empty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 12:5 Again he sent another; and they killed him; and many others, beating some, and killing some. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 14:65 Some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to beat him with fists, and to tell him, "Prophesy!" The officers struck him with the palms of their hands. (WEB NAS NIV)
Mark 15:19 Then they began to beat Him on the head with a cane, to spit on Him, and to do Him homage on bended knees. (WEY NAS)
Luke 6:49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. (KJV WBS)
Luke 10:30 Jesus answered, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead. (WEB WEY ASV NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 12:45 But if that servant says in his heart,'My lord delays his coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken, (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 18:13 But the tax collector, standing far away, wouldn't even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying,'God, be merciful to me, a sinner!' (WEB WEY NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:10 At the proper season, he sent a servant to the farmers to collect his share of the fruit of the vineyard. But the farmers beat him, and sent him away empty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 20:11 He sent yet another servant, and they also beat him, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 22:63 The men who held Jesus mocked him and beat him. (WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 23:48 All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts. (Root in WEB WEY DBY NAS RSV NIV)
John 18:23 Jesus answered him, "If I have spoken evil, testify of the evil; but if well, why do you beat me?" (WEB)
Acts 5:40 They agreed with him. Summoning the apostles, they beat them and commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Acts 16:22 The multitude rose up together against them, and the magistrates tore their clothes off of them, and commanded them to be beaten with rods. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 16:37 But Paul said to them, "They have beaten us publicly, without a trial, men who are Romans, and have cast us into prison! Do they now release us secretly? No, most certainly, but let them come themselves and bring us out!" (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 18:17 Then all the Greeks laid hold on Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. Gallio didn't care about any of these things. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 22:19 I said,'Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue those who believed in you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 27:14 But before long, a stormy wind beat down from shore, which is called Euroclydon. (WEB ASV)
1 Corinthians 9:27 but I beat my body and bring it into submission, lest by any means, after I have preached to others, I myself should be rejected. (WEB NIV)
2 Corinthians 11:20 For ye bear if any one bring you into bondage, if any one devour you, if any one get your money, if any one exalt himself, if any one beat you on the face. (DBY)
Revelation 7:16 They will never be hungry, neither thirsty any more; neither will the sun beat on them, nor any heat; (WEB NAS NIV)
Exodus 9:25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and broke every tree of the field. (See NIV)
Exodus 30:36 and you shall beat some of it very small, and put some of it before the testimony in the Tent of Meeting, where I will meet with you. It shall be to you most holy. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Exodus 39:3 They beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, in the purple, in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, the work of the skillful workman. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Numbers 11:8 The people went around, gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it. Its taste was like the taste of fresh oil. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Numbers 14:45 Then the Amalekite came down, and the Canaanite who lived in that mountain, and struck them and beat them down, even to Hormah. (WEB JPS ASV YLT NAS NIV)
Numbers 16:39 Eleazar the priest took the bronze censers, which those who were burnt had offered; and they beat them out for a covering of the altar, (WEB JPS ASV)
Numbers 22:23 The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the donkey turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam struck the donkey, to turn her into the way. (See NIV)
Numbers 22:25 The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh, and she thrust herself to the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he struck her again. (See NIV)
Numbers 22:27 The donkey saw the angel of Yahweh, and she lay down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he struck the donkey with his staff. (See NIV)
Numbers 22:28 Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?" (See NIV)
Deuteronomy 1:44 The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah. (WEB JPS ASV RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 9:21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount. (See JPS YLT)
Deuteronomy 24:20 When you beat your olive tree, you shall not go over the boughs again: it shall be for the foreigner, for the fatherless, and for the widow. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 25:3 Forty stripes he may give him, he shall not exceed; lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother should seem vile to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Judges 5:22 "Then loud beat the horses' hoofs with the galloping, galloping of his steeds. (DBY NAS RSV)
Judges 8:17 And he beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city. (KJV WBS)
Judges 9:45 Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and killed the people who were therein: and he beat down the city, and sowed it with salt. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
Judges 19:22 As they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain base fellows, surrounded the house, beating at the door; and they spoke to the master of the house, the old man, saying, "Bring out the man who came into your house, that we may have sex with him!" (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Ruth 2:17 So she gleaned in the field until evening; and she beat out that which she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
2 Samuel 22:43 Then I beat them as small as the dust of the earth. I crushed them as the mire of the streets, and spread them abroad. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)
2 Kings 3:25 They beat down the cities; and on every good piece of land they cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the springs of water, and felled all the good trees, until in Kir Hareseth only they left its stones; however the men armed with slings went about it, and struck it. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
2 Kings 13:25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took again out of the hand of Benhadad the son of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel. (KJV DBY)
2 Kings 23:6 He brought out the Asherah from the house of Yahweh, outside of Jerusalem, to the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and beat it to dust, and cast its dust on the graves of the common people. (WEB ASV YLT RSV)
2 Kings 23:12 The altars that were on the roof of the upper chamber of Ahaz, which the kings of Judah had made, and the altars which Manasseh had made in the two courts of the house of Yahweh, did the king break down, and beat them down from there, and cast the dust of them into the brook Kidron. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)
2 Kings 23:15 Moreover the altar that was at Bethel, and the high place which Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, had made, even that altar and the high place he broke down; and he burned the high place and beat it to dust, and burned the Asherah. (WEB ASV YLT)
2 Chronicles 34:7 He broke down the altars, and beat the Asherim and the engraved images into powder, and cut down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel, and returned to Jerusalem. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Nehemiah 13:25 I contended with them, and cursed them, and struck certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for your sons, or for yourselves. (See RSV NIV)
Psalms 18:42 Then I beat them small as the dust before the wind. I cast them out as the mire of the streets. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 89:23 I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Psalms 141:5 The righteous doth beat me 'in' kindness. And doth reprove me, Oil of the head my head disalloweth not, For still my prayer 'is' about their vexations. (YLT)
Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. (Root in KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Proverbs 23:35 "They hit me, and I was not hurt! They beat me, and I don't feel it! When will I wake up? I can do it again. I can find another." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 27:22 If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things -- with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him. (YLT)
Song of Songs 4:9 Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my bride; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one bead of thy necklace. (See NAS)
Song of Songs 5:7 The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me. (WEB RSV NIV)
Isaiah 2:4 He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Isaiah 3:15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts. (KJV WBS)
Isaiah 10:24 For this cause the Lord, the Lord of armies, says, O my people living in Zion, have no fear of the Assyrian, even if his rod comes on your back, and his stick is lifted up as in Egypt. (See NIV)
Isaiah 16:8 Because fields of Heshbon languish, The vine of Sibmah, Lords of nations did beat her choice vines, Unto Jazer they have come, They have wandered in a wilderness, Her plants have spread themselves, They have passed over a sea. (YLT)
Isaiah 27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel. (KJV JPS ASV DBY YLT)
Isaiah 28:28 Bread-'corn' is beaten small, For not for ever doth he sorely thresh it, Nor crushed 'it' hath a wheel of his cart, Nor do his hoofs beat it small. (Root in YLT)
Isaiah 32:12 Beat your breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine. (WEB NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 41:15 Behold, I have made you into a new sharp threshing instrument with teeth. You will thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and will make the hills like chaff. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Isaiah 49:10 They will not be in need of food or drink, or be troubled by the heat or the sun: for he who has mercy on them will be their guide, taking them by the springs of water. (See NIV)
Isaiah 50:6 I was offering my back to those who gave me blows, and my face to those who were pulling out my hair: I did not keep my face covered from marks of shame. (See NIV)
Jeremiah 5:17 They shall eat up your harvest, and your bread, which your sons and your daughters should eat; they shall eat up your flocks and your herds; they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees; they shall beat down your fortified cities, in which you trust, with the sword. (WEB ASV)
Jeremiah 20:2 Then Pashhur struck Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the upper gate of Benjamin, which was in the house of Yahweh. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 31:19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented, and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh; I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.' (See NIV)
Jeremiah 37:15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and beat him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison. (WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 21:12 Cry and wail, son of man; for it is on my people, it is on all the princes of Israel: they are delivered over to the sword with my people; strike therefore on your thigh. (See NIV)
Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say,'I am strong.' (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jonah 4:8 It happened, when the sun arose, that God prepared a sultry east wind; and the sun beat on Jonah's head, so that he fainted, and requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is better for me to die than to live." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Micah 4:3 and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT RSV NIV)
Micah 4:13 Arise and thresh, daughter of Zion; for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs brass; and you will beat in pieces many peoples: and I will devote their gain to Yahweh, and their substance to the Lord of the whole earth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Nahum 2:7 It is decreed: she is uncovered, she is carried away; and her handmaids moan as with the voice of doves, beating on their breasts. (Root in WEB ASV NAS RSV NIV)