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Definitions of ray

  1. a column of light ( as from a beacon)
  2. a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
  3. expose to radiation; " irradiate food"
  4. extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; " spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; " This plants radiates spines in all directions"
  5. emit as rays; " That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
  6. cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
  7. any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish
  8. the syllable naming the second ( supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  9. a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
  10. ( mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
  11. To shine forth.
  12. To array.
  13. To mark, stain, or soil; to streak; to defile.
  14. Array; order; arrangement; dress.
  15. 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.
  16. A radiating part of a flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius. See Radius.
  17. One of the radiating spines, or cartilages, supporting the fins of fishes.
  18. One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
  19. A line of light or heat proceeding from a radiant or reflecting point; a single element of light or heat propagated continuously; as, a solar ray; a polarized ray.
  20. One of the component elements of the total radiation from a body; any definite or limited portion of the spectrum; as, the red ray; the violet ray. See Illust. under Light.
  21. One of a system of diverging lines passing through a point, and regarded as extending indefinitely in both directions. See Half- ray.
  22. To mark with long lines; to streak.
  23. To send forth or shoot out; to cause to shine out; as, to ray smiles.
  24. To shine, as with rays.
  25. Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Raiae, including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc.
  26. In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow- tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See Skate.
  27. Sight; perception; vision; - from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.
  28. A line of light streaming from a bright center or source; any line along which radiant energy, or streams of energy issuing from a central source, exerts its force; as, a ray of heat, or an X ray; one of a number of thin lines spreading from a center; a beam of mental light; as, a ray of intelligence; the petals of certain flowers, as of a daisy; one of the rods which support the fin of a fish; one of the radiating arms of a starfish, etc.; any one of various fishes having a flat body and thin tail.
  29. To send forth, as a beam of light.
  30. Shine forth; send out lines of light, heat, etc.
  31. A line of light, heat, or other form of radioactivity. The rays from radium and other radioactive substances are produced by a spontaneous disintegration of the atom; they are material particles, electrically charged, or ethereal waves of the nature of those of sunlight.
  32. A line of light or heat proceeding from a point: intellectual light: apprehension.
  33. A class of fishes including the skate, thornback, and torpedo.
  34. A beam of light; family of flat fishes.
  35. To provide with rays; send or go out as rays.
  36. A narrow beam of light; anything radiating from an object, as a spine of a fish's fin or a ray - like flower.
  37. Rayless.
  38. A fish having the body depressed into the form of a flat disk; a torpedo.
  39. A line of light, or the right line supposed to be described by a particle of light; light; a beam of intellectual light; a radius; the outer part of a compound radiate flower; a spine in a tin.
  40. A genus of cartilaginous fishes, including the skate, thorn back, stingray, & c.
  41. To shoot forth.
  42. A line of light; something that shoots forth as from a centre; a gleam of intellectual light; in bot., the outer flowers in umbels, when differently formed from the inner; a fiat fish, so named from the structure of the pectoral fins, which resemble the rays of a fan.
  43. To shoot forth in lines; to streak.
  44. One of the bony spines supporting fins ; a division of a radiate animal, as an arm of an Asteroid.
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Quotes of ray

  1. I haven't seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least 10 years so I don't even know if he's alive. I hope so. – Jimmy Carl Black
  2. I think I'm telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn't know he was our coach and I didn't either. – Bear Bryant
  3. Well, I'm Buddhist, Ray and so part of my Buddhism has allowed me to look a little more deeply at people and the events in my life that created me. And I think a lot of that Buddhism comes out in the world view in this novel. – Sandra Cisneros
  4. I would like to be able to do a song with Ray Charles, before we both get too old. – Joe Cocker
  5. Well I don't think I've scored my life exclusively to Ray Charles. – Taylor Hackford
  6. God bless Ray Charles. It was such an honor to meet him and sing with him and actually just to watch him sing from just two feet away. – Norah Jones
  7. I came in thinking about Bobby Ewing, but I love this Ray Krebbs role. – Steve Kanaly
  8. I think Ray Guy and John Madden for sure should be in the Hall of Fame and Cliff Branch should be as well. – Jim Otto
  9. If you don't care about science enough to be interested in it on its own, you shouldn't try to write hard science fiction. You can write like Ray Bradbury and Harlan Ellison as much as you want. – Frederik Pohl
  10. Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared. – Jane Porter
  11. I turned my attention for a while to gamma ray astronomy and soon began the first in a continous series of experiments at the Savannah River site to study the properties of the neutrino. – Frederick Reines
  12. Most of these experiments required the reduction of the cosmic ray muon flux in order to be successful, and the group necessarily became expert in the operation of deep underground laboratories. – Frederick Reines
  13. I'm still trying to re -create a Ray Charles concert that I heard when I was fifteen years old, and all my nerve endings were fried and transformed, and electricity shot through me. – Boz Scaggs
  14. We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached. – Johannes Stark
  15. I always thought Ray Bourque was a great competitor. – Mats Sundin

Usage examples for ray

  1. Chauve, passing by Le Ray with an inn, 1446 ft. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  2. He was glad that Ray Minturn had never called him Tip, nor heard him called so. – Tip Lewis and His Lamp by Pansy
  3. A ray of sunlight was streaming in through an opening some six inches square, high up on the wall. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  4. Not all the clouds on the horizon could dim the brightness of that one sun ray which reached me. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  5. To come away, you rise into the red ray and stay in it till you grow to proper size, when you come down and land." – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  6. A ray of light fell upon him, and he became convinced, as I had been, of the identity of this stream with the Darling, and suddenly turning his back upon it, left the question as much in the dark as before. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  7. " Well, Ray managed: he took Mr. Bousefield too literally. – Embarrassments by Henry James
  8. The newcomer was named Harry Ray – Leo the Circus Boy by Ralph Bonehill
  9. That night neither star nor moon had shed a ray across the sky. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  10. There's nothing but doubt and suspense; not a ray of comfort! – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  11. " She said: 'It's a long journey up the Ray – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  12. A ray of light! – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  13. " But, dear, Peter's dead and Blair's dead,- and you can't live all your life alone: Just give me a ray of hope, Carly. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  14. 141 Ray John, vi. – History of the English People, Index by John Richard Green
  15. Ray looked after her. – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  16. I don't believe Ray ever knew what it was to be really scared. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  17. I dismissed the idea as absurd, but I found a ray of comfort in it which I should have been ashamed to confess. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  18. The pathetic appeal for some ray of hope went straight to Twyford's heart. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  19. Oh, do not by a word destroy the faint ray which has struggled so bravely in my heart. – Hansford: A Tale of Bacon's Rebellion by St. George Tucker
  20. Show the Ray for a minute every quarter of an hour, and on no account start up after you see the fire. – The Man Who Rocked the Earth by Arthur Train Robert Williams Wood

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