Beat may refer to:
Battery (crime), contact on another person in a manner likely to cause bodily harm
Beat (music), a pulse of sound that marks the metre or rhythm of a piece of music
Beatmatching, the aligning of the tempos of the songs by DJs
Beat music, a popular name in the 50's & 60's for what later became known as pop and rock, thus bands would be referred to as "beat groups" or "beat combos"
Beat (band), a Finnish band.
The Beat (band), a UK ska band of the early 1980s known in the US as "The English Beat"
The Beat (US), also known as The Paul Collins Beat, an American power pop group from the late '70s
Beat (King Crimson album)", an album by progressive rock group King Crimson
Beat (Kaela Kimura song)", a single released by Kaela Kimura in 2005
* "Beat", an album by New Zealand alternative musician
* "Beat", a 1983 album by the Danish band TV-2
* "Beat magazine", Melbourne's biggest cab-audited street press.
The Beats (record label), a defunct record label, subsidiary of Warner Music Group and spearheaded by Mike Skinner
* "B.E.A.T.", a song by
Justice (French band)on their album "D.A.N.C.E."
Literature, theatre and film
Beat (film), a 'bit' is also known (particularly in the US) as a beat, referring to the smallest unit of dramatic action in a play.
Beat (2000 film), a film about writer William Seward Burroughs, directed by Gary Walkow with Courtney Love and Kiefer Sutherland
Directorial beat, an exchange of behavior between characters in a screenplay, usually taking the form of action-reaction.
Meter (poetry), the linguistic sound patterns of verse
Beat generation, writers of beat poetry and other beat literature
* In film and screenwriting, a beat refers to a pause in an actor's dialogue
Beat (acoustics), the oscillation between zero intensity and full intensity that occurs when two frequencies (which are not harmonically related) are added together, caused by alternating constructive and destructive interference of the pressure waves
Areas of territory
A "beaten path" is a path made by the repeated treadings of feet. Thus:
* Beat, the territory and time that a police officer
Beat reporting, a subject of coverage by a journalist, e.g., "Her beat is politics."
Gay beat, an area frequented by gay men for the purpose of casual sex
* "Forest beat", a divisional subunit used for administering forests in
India, see Forest range
* A "beat", in Scotland, is related to the above meaning of "beaten path" and refers to a route taken by deer stalkers (as deep hunters are called in that region)
* "Beating for game" in
huntingmeans to systematically attack vegetation to drive out of cover whatever animals or birds that the hunters are hunting
Beats (video game), a video game for PlayStation Portable
Beat (video game character), a character from the Jet Set Radio video game series
* Beat, a robot bird in the Mega Man series of games
* Beat, a character from the
Eternal SonataRPG video game
* Beat, a character from the
The World Ends With YouRPG Nintendo DS game
Beat (name), a common male given name in the German-speaking part of Switzerland
* .beat, the unit of the
Swatch Internet Time
* Sailing upwind or beating, sailing a sailboat against the wind direction.
Beat (soda), a brand of cola produced in Mexico by Coca-Cola
Chevrolet Beat, a subcompact automobile produced by General Motors
Honda Beat, an automobile produced by Honda Motor Co.
* Beat may be used as slang to refer to someone or something that is otherwise considered boring or uneventful, or to refer to someone or something as uncool, or bad. Common in the
* Beat may also be used as slang to refer to a marijuana smoking bowl that is ashed or is empty.
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