|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|1.||defeated or baffled|
|2.||shaped or made thin by hammering: a bowl of beaten gold|
|3.||much travelled; well trodden (esp in the phrase the beaten track)|
|4.||off the beaten track|
|a. in or into unfamiliar territory|
|b. out of the ordinary; unusual|
|5.||(of food) mixed by beating; whipped|
|6.||tired out; exhausted|
|7.||hunting (of woods, undergrowth, etc) scoured so as to rouse game|
v. beat, beat·en (bēt'n), beat·ing, beats
To strike repeatedly.
To pulsate; throb.
|beat (bēt) Pronunciation Key
A fluctuation or pulsation, usually repeated, in the amplitude of a signal. Beats are generally produced by the superposition of two waves of different frequencies; if the signals are audible, this results in fluctuations between louder and quieter sound.
beat (so's) definition
off the beaten track
An unusual route or destination, as in We found a great vacation spot, off the beaten track. This term alludes to a well-worn path trodden down by many feet and was first recorded in 1860, although the phrase beaten track was recorded in 1638 in reference to the usual, unoriginal way of doing something.