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Beat, beats or beating may refer to:

Common meanings[edit]

Assigned activity or area[edit]

  • 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

Hitting or physical violence[edit]

  • Assault, when distinguished from battery, the crime of attempting to physically attack another
  • Battery (crime), the crime of physically attacking another
  • Corporal punishment, punishment inflicted by physical assault
  • Strike (attack), repeatedly striking a person or object
  • Beat (fencing), in fencing, refers to swiftly striking the opponents blade with the objective of provoking a reaction or creating an opening

Prevail or win[edit]

  • Victory to win, outdo, outfox or otherwise achieve a victory over another (or the odds)


  • 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

People with the name[edit]

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional entities[edit]





Music channels[edit]


  • "The Beat", a song by Basshunter from LOL, 2006
  • "Beats", a 2019 song by AJR from Neotheater

Other uses in music[edit]

  • Beat (acoustics), volume fluctuations due to interference between sounds of different frequencies
  • "Beat" (song), 2005, by Kaela Kimura
  • Beat music, a rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s
  • Drum beat
  • 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

Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Brands and enterprises[edit]

  • Beat (drink), a drink manufactured by the Coca-Cola Company in Mexico
  • Beats Electronics, American producer of audio products, such as the Beats by Dr. Dre headphones


  • Beat, a model of the Japanese Daiichi Kosho Whisper paramotor
  • Chevrolet Beat, a concept car providing the basis for the Daewoo Matiz M300
  • Chevrolet Beat, the version of the Chevrolet Spark localized for the Indian market
  • Honda Beat, a 1991–1996 roadster
  • Honda FC50, a 50cc motor scooter also called "The Beat"
  • Beat (app), a ride-hailing app with operations in Europe and Latin America.

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]