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According to WordNet, the noun "beat" has 10 sense(s).

100314094 the act of beating to windward; sailing as close as possible to the direction from which the wind is blowing.

107086518 the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat".

105058893 a regular rate of repetition; "the cox raised the beat".

107376937 the sound of stroke or blow; "he heard the beat of a drum".

107400906 the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart; "he could feel the beat of her heart".

107094093 (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse.

111477710 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.

100547616 a stroke or blow; "the signal was two beats on the steam pipe".

108507381 a regular route for a sentry or policeman; "in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name".

109845849 a member of the beat generation; a nonconformist in dress and behavior.

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