Dictionary Results for ray


1. ray - noun

· a column of light (as from a beacon)

Synonym(s): beam, beam_of_light, light_beam, ray_of_light, shaft, shaft_of_light, irradiation

Hypernym(s): light, visible_light, visible_radiation




2. ray - noun

· a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

Hypernym(s): pedicel, pedicle




3. ray - noun

· (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point

Hypernym(s): vector




4. ray - noun

· a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

Synonym(s): beam, electron_beam

Hypernym(s): electromagnetic_radiation, electromagnetic_wave, nonparticulate_radiation




5. ray - noun

· the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization

Synonym(s): re

Hypernym(s): solfa_syllable




6. ray - noun

· any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish

Hypernym(s): spine




7. ray - noun

· cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

Hypernym(s): elasmobranch, selachian




8. ray - verb

· emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"

Hypernym(s): emit, give_out, give_off




9. ray - verb

· extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"

Synonym(s): radiate

Hypernym(s): run, go, pass, lead, extend




10. ray - verb

· expose to radiation; "irradiate food"

Synonym(s): irradiate

Hypernym(s): process, treat





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