Definition of Ray

1. Noun. A column of light (as from a beacon).

2. Verb. Emit as rays. "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
Generic synonyms: Emit, Give Off, Give Out

3. Noun. A branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence.
Generic synonyms: Pedicel, Pedicle

4. Verb. Extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center. "This plants radiate spines in all directions"
Exact synonyms: Radiate
Generic synonyms: Extend, Go, Lead, Pass, Run
Derivative terms: Radiation, Radiation

5. Noun. (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point.
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Vector

6. Verb. Expose to radiation. "Irradiate food"
Exact synonyms: Irradiate
Specialized synonyms: Bombard
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Irradiation

7. Noun. A group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation.

8. Noun. The syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization.
Exact synonyms: Re
Generic synonyms: Solfa Syllable

9. Noun. Any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish.
Generic synonyms: Spine
Group relationships: Fin

10. Noun. Cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins.

Definition of Ray

1. v. t. To array.

2. n. Array; order; arrangement; dress.

3. n. One of a number of lines or parts diverging from a common point or center, like the radii of a circle; as, a star of six rays.

4. v. t. To mark with long lines; to streak.

5. v. i. To shine, as with rays.

6. n. Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Raiæ, including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc.

Definition of Ray

1. Proper noun. (surname from=Middle English dot=) from a (etyl enm) nickname meaning a king or a roe. ¹

2. Proper noun. (diminutive=Raymond male given name), also used as a formal given name. ¹

3. Proper noun. (diminutive=Rachel female given name), more often spelled Rae. ¹

4. Noun. A beam of light or radiation. ¹

5. Noun. A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail. ¹

6. Noun. A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin. ¹

7. Noun. (mathematics) A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point. ¹

8. Noun. (colloquial) A tiny amount. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To emit something as if in rays. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) To radiate as if in rays ¹

11. Noun. (music) An anglicised spelling of re. ¹

12. Noun. The name of the letter ?/?, one of two which represent the ''r'' sound in Pitman shorthand. ¹

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Definition of Ray

1. to emit rays (narrow beams of light) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Ray

1. A zygomorphic flower in the family Asteraceae, a radial band of cells traversing the conducting elements in woody stems. Of a compound umbel, one of the first (lower) series of branches of the inflorescence main stem. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ray

rawl plugs
ray (current term)
ray casting
ray floret
ray flower
ray gun
ray of light
ray therapeutics
ray tracing

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