Definitions for ray

Definitions for (noun) ray

Main entry: ray

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

Main entry: ray

Definition: any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish

Main entry: ray, re

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

Main entry: beam, beam of light, shaft, shaft of light, ray, ray of light, irradiation, light beam

Definition: a column of light (as from a beacon)

Main entry: ray, beam, electron beam

Definition: a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

Main entry: ray

Definition: a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

Main entry: ray

Definition: (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point

Definitions for (verb) ray

Main entry: ray, irradiate

Definition: expose to radiation

Usage: irradiate food

Main entry: radiate, ray

Definition: extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center

Usage: spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel; This plants radiate spines in all directions

Main entry: ray

Definition: emit as rays

Usage: That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky

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