HyperDic: ray

English > 10 senses of the word ray:
NOUNphenomenonray, beam, beam of light, light beam, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiationa column of light (as from a beacon)
plantraya branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
shaperay(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
phenomenonray, beam, electron beama group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
communicationray, rethe syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
animalrayany of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish
animalraycartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside
VERBweatherrayemit as rays
stativeray, radiateextend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
changeray, irradiateexpose to radiation
ray > pronunciation
Soundsrey'
Rhymesashtray ... x-ray / X-ray: 35 rhymes with rey...
English > ray: 10 senses > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningA column of light (as from a beacon).
Synonymsbeam, beam of light, light beam, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation
Narrowerheat rayA ray that produces a thermal effect
high beamThe beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination
laser beamA beam of light generated by a laser
low beamThe beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
moonbeam, moon ray, moon-rayA ray of moonlight
sunbeam, sunrayA ray of sunlight
Broaderlight, visible light, visible radiation(physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
Spanishhaz de luz, haz, irradiación, rayo de luz, rayo
Catalanraig
Adjectivesradialissuing in rays from a common center
Verbsrayemit as rays
English > ray: 10 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence.
Broaderpedicel, pedicleA small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence
Adjectivesraylesshaving no parts resembling rays
English > ray: 10 senses > noun 3, shape
Meaning(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
BroadervectorA straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction
Spanishrayo, semirrecta
Catalanraig
Verbsrayextend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
English > ray: 10 senses > noun 4, phenomenon
MeaningA group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation.
Synonymsbeam, electron beam
Narrowercathode rayA beam of electrons emitted by the cathode of an electrical discharge tube
particle beamA collimated flow of particles (atoms or electrons or molecules)
Broaderelectromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiationRadiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
Verbsrayexpose to radiation
English > ray: 10 senses > noun 5, communication
MeaningThe syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization.
Synonymre
Broadersolfa syllableOne of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization
Spanishre
Catalanre
English > ray: 10 senses > noun 6, animal
MeaningAny of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish.
Part offinorgan of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
BroaderspineA sharp rigid animal process or appendage
English > ray: 10 senses > noun 7, animal
Meaningcartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins.
Narrowereagle rayPowerful free-swimming tropical ray noted for 'soaring' by flapping winglike fins
electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, torpedoAny sluggish / sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges
guitarfishPrimitive tropical bottom-dwelling ray with a guitar-shaped body
manta, manta ray, devilfishExtremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes
sawfishPrimitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout
skatelarge edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head
stingraylarge venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds
Broaderelasmobranch, selachianAny of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales
Spanishráyido
Catalanràid
English > ray: 10 senses > verb 1, weather
Meaningemit as rays.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
Broaderemit, give out, give offgive off, send forth, or discharge
Spanishdespedir rayos
Nounsraya column of light (as from a beacon)
English > ray: 10 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningExtend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymradiate
Broaderrun, go, pass, lead, extendstretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
Spanishirradiar, radiar
Catalanirradiar, radiar
Nounsray(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
English > ray: 10 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningexpose to radiation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymirradiate
NarrowerbombardDirect high energy particles or radiation against
Broaderprocess, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
Spanishirradiar
Catalanirradiar
Nounsraya group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

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