Definition of Spray

1. Noun. A pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying.

Generic synonyms: Pesticide



2. Verb. Be discharged in sprays of liquid. "Water sprayed all over the floor"
Generic synonyms: Disperse, Dot, Dust, Scatter, Sprinkle

3. Noun. A quantity of small objects flying through the air. "A spray of bullets"

4. Verb. Scatter in a mass or jet of droplets. "Spray paint on the wall"
Specialized synonyms: Shower, Atomise, Atomize, Mist, Syringe
Generic synonyms: Disperse, Dot, Dust, Scatter, Sprinkle
Derivative terms: Sprayer, Spraying

5. Noun. Flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage.

6. Verb. Cover by spraying with a liquid. "They spray the bread with melted butter"; "Spray the wall with paint"
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Sprayer, Spraying

7. Noun. A dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist.
Exact synonyms: Atomiser, Atomizer, Nebuliser, Nebulizer, Sprayer
Specialized synonyms: Airbrush
Generic synonyms: Dispenser
Derivative terms: Atomise, Atomise, Atomize, Atomize

8. Noun. Water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall.
Generic synonyms: Water Vapor, Water Vapour
Specialized synonyms: Sea Spray, Spindrift, Spoondrift

9. Noun. A jet of vapor.
Generic synonyms: Jet, Spirt, Spurt, Squirt

Definition of Spray

1. n. A small shoot or branch; a twig.

2. n. Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and the like.

3. v. t. To let fall in the form of spray.

Definition of Spray

1. Noun. A fine, gentle, disperse mist of liquid. ¹

2. Noun. A small branch of flowers or berries. ¹

3. Verb. To project a liquid in a dispersive manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spray

1. to disperse in fine particles [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Spray

1. A liquid minutely divided or nebulised as by a jet of air of steam. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spray

sprattle
sprattled
sprattles
sprattling
sprauncy
sprawl
sprawled
sprawler
sprawlers
sprawlier
sprawliest
sprawling
sprawlingly
sprawls
sprawly
spray (current term)
spray-can
spray-dried
spray-dry
spray can
spray cans
spray gun
spray paint
spray painting
sprayable
sprayboard
sprayboards
spraydeck
spraydecks
sprayed

Literary usage of Spray

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"At this time, the Lane -wa» considerably in advance of the spray. Thu master of the Lane did ... The spray did not change her course on account of the Lane, ..."

2. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"CHAPTER VI Departure from Rio de Janeiro — The spray ashore on the sands of Uruguay—A narrow escape from shipwreck — The boy who found a sloop — The spray ..."

3. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1905)
"spray CALENDAR. This calendar has been prepared to answer the question, so often asked, when to spray, what to spray with, how to spray, and what to spray ..."

4. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1900)
"CHAPTER VI Departure from Bio de Janeiro — The spray ashore on the sands of Uruguay—A narrow escape from shipwreck — The boy who found a sloop — The spray ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"Perfume spray Producer. heavy petroleum oil to the full extent possible from the vapour tension of the oil at that particular temperature. ..."

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