Full record for beam v.

Definition to travel through space as if along a beam of light or energy; to transport (someone or something) in this manner
OED requirements antedating 1951
Earliest cite Samuel A. Peeples, David A. Kyle, and Martin Greenberg, 'A Dictionary of Science Fiction'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Samuel A. Peeples, David A. Kyle, and Martin Greenberg's "A Dictionary of Science Fiction".

Earliest cite in the OED is 1966.

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Citations for beam v.

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1951 S. A. Peeples et al. Dictionary Sci. Fiction in Travelers of Space 24 Matter transmitter—In SF, an apparatus which dissembles an object, transmits it through space and re-assembles it at another point. The transported matter is usually broken into its component atoms, ‘beamed’ and reconstructed by a specially keyed receiver. Travel is thus instantaneous.
1953 C. Oliver Ant & Eye in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 212 He beamed New Mexico Station, setting the dials by means of a tiny red light in the set and sent a code message.
1954 C. Oliver Field Expedient in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 123 He beamed at the baby and chucked it under its chin.
1964 G. Roddenberry Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 48 The landing party is beamed to materialize on arid, rocky Sirius IV.
1964 G. Roddenberry Cage 29 June in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ (1968) i. iv. 48 Robert April selects a recon party‥and they step into the transporter chamber. We get our first look at this procedure, too, as it beams them to materialize on the planet surface far below.
1968 R. Hamner & G.L. Coon Taste of Armageddon in J. Blish Star Trek 2 (1968) 13 Kirk beamed down to the planet with Mr. Spock.
1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. ii. 174 When in use, the communicators serve the additional purpose of a transporter-locator device. This allows the transporter to locate, lock-on, and ‘beam aboard’ any crewman within range.
1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ iv. ii. 339 At one end of this set is the transporter chamber itself. It is a circular platform with several steps leading up to its six positions. Each person to be transported stands upon one of six light panels‥. Within this chamber people are made to disappear and appear optically as they are ‘beamed’ to and from vessels or planet surfaces.
1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. vi. 240 McCoy has an inbred distrust of machines, as evidenced by his loathing for the transporter system used for ‘beaming’ personnel from the ship to planet surfaces.
1981 V. N. McIntyre Entropy Effect v. 130 Well‥one could beam from one place, to the transporter room, then to another place.
1985 B. Hambly Ishmael i. 19 Spock's first transmission had come as the last of the Enterprise crew members were beaming aboard.
1985 M. W. Bonanno Dwellers in Crucible viii.181 He signalled the flagship to beam him aboard.
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor iii. 73 Captain Picard and Captain Sejanus have beamed back from Tenara and called an emergency staff officers' meeting.
1992 L. Tuttle Lost Futures 92 Beam me up, Scotty, I'm trapped in the mirror world.
1992 N. Stephenson Snow Crash v. 34 You can't just materialize anywhere in the Metaverse, like Captain Kirk beaming down from on high.
1992 V. Vinge Fire upon Deep EPILOGS check. 391 I've beamed direct at all the hub sites that are in range to the spinward of me.
1993 Sci. Fiction Age Jan. 5 (advt.) A collector's delight filled with insider info and memorable moments, including behind-the-scenes footage and bloopers from both the series and the movies. Beam Aboard!
1993 Omni Oct. 53 (advt.) We've just beamed them down.
1993 SFRA Rev. Jan. 27 There were television cameras mounted on old Sam's ship beaming it all back to Earth.
1995 Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xxiv. 238 Janeway had herself, Paris, and Drickel beamed directly to sickbay.
1995 Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape xv. 156 When he beamed out, the plate much have fallen to the floor, kicking up an incredible amount of dust.
1995 Dean Wesley Smith & Kristine Kathryn Rusch Star Trek Voyager: Escape viii. 83 ‘None,’ Chakotay said. ‘Not even trace signatures. They haven't beamed anywhere and there are no other anomalies out there.’
2001 Sci. Fiction Chron. July 25/1 A brilliant scientist from Earth is beamed into space, and rescued from limbo by Picard and his crew generations later.