Synonyms for ray

Synonyms for (noun) ray

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: selachian, elasmobranch

Definition: any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates


Synonyms: ray

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

Similar words: spine

Definition: a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin


Synonyms: ray, re

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

Similar words: solfa syllable

Definition: one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization


Synonyms: beam, beam of light, shaft, shaft of light, ray, ray of light, irradiation, light beam

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

Similar words: light, visible light, visible radiation

Definition: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation

Usage: the light was filtered through a soft glass window


Synonyms: ray, beam, electron beam

Definition: a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

Similar words: electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation

Definition: radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge


Synonyms: ray

Definition: a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

Similar words: pedicel, pedicle

Definition: a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle


Synonyms: ray

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

Similar words: vector

Definition: a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

Synonyms for (verb) ray

Synonyms: ray, irradiate

Definition: expose to radiation

Usage: irradiate food

Similar words: treat, process

Definition: subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

Usage: process cheese; process hair; treat the water so it can be drunk; treat the lawn with chemicals; treat an oil spill


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: extend, run, lead, go, pass

Definition: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Usage: Service runs all the way to Cranbury; His knowledge doesn't go very far; My memory extends back to my fourth year of life; The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets


Synonyms: ray

Definition: emit as rays

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

Similar words: give off, give out, emit

Definition: give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.

Usage: The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits