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)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ray

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