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Beat or beats may refer to:

Common usage[edit]

  • Strike (attack), repeatedly striking a person or object
  • Victory to win, outdo, outfox or otherwise achieve a victory over another (or the odds)
  • Patrol an area (usually geographic) that one is responsible to monitor, including:
    • Beat (police), the territory and time that a police officer patrols
    • Beat reporting, a subject of coverage by a journalist
    • Gay beat, an area frequented by men who have sex with men for the purpose of casual sex
    • Forest beat, in forestry administration, a divisional subunit of a Forest range
  • The act of beating; battery


Companies, brands and organisations[edit]

  • Beat (charity), a British charity that supports people with eating disorders
  • Beats Electronics, American producer of audio products, such as the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones
  • Beat (soda), a drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company in Mexico

Film and theatre[edit]

Music and acoustics[edit]

  • Beat (acoustics), volume fluctuations due to interference between sounds of different frequencies
  • Beat (music), the basic time unit or pulse in a piece of music representing one moment in time, or a segment of rhythm or cadence.
  • Beat music, a rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s
  • Pulse (music), in music and music theory, beats in a (repeating) series of identical yet distinct periodic short-duration stimuli perceived as points in time occurring at the mensural level
  • The Beat (British band), a ska band
  • Beat (band), a Finnish band
  • Beat (album), a 1982 album by King Crimson
  • "Beat" (song), a 2005 Japanese song by Kaela Kimura

Video games[edit]

Motor vehicles[edit]


See also[edit]