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Definitions of spray

  1. be discharged in sprays of liquid; " Water sprayed all over the floor"
  2. flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage
  3. a jet of vapor
  4. a quantity of small objects flying through the air; " a spray of bullets"
  5. a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
  6. water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
  7. cover by spraying with a liquid; " spray the wall with paint"
  8. An atomizer.
  9. A small shoot or branch; a twig.
  10. A collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a beautiful spray.
  11. A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold.
  12. A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.
  13. Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and the like.
  14. A jet of fine medicated vapor, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
  15. To let fall in the form of spray.
  16. To throw spray upon; to treat with a liquid in the form of spray; as, to spray a wound, or a surgical instrument, with carbolic acid.
  17. A small branch of a tree or plant, bearing shoots, leaves, or flowers; as, a spray of lilac; small particles of water driven or dashed in the air; instrument for throwing a jet of liquid.
  18. To throw fine drops of liquid upon; to throw in small particles.
  19. Be scattered in small particles.
  20. Sprayer.
  21. Sprayed.
  22. Spraying.
  23. Small particles of water driven by the wind, as from the top of waves, etc.
  24. A small shoot of a tree.
  25. A small branch or twig; drops of fluid driven by wind or thrown into the air.
  26. To disperse ( a liquid) in fine particles.
  27. Water or other liquid dispersed in fine particles.
  28. A small branch; a twig.
  29. A small shoot or branch of a tree; the extremity of a branch; arrangement of branches.
  30. Water flying or dashed about in small white particles.
  31. A small shoot or branch of a tree, or a collection of them; scattered drops of water dashed into the air.
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Usage examples for spray

  1. The moment I opened it a great sheet of spray rushed over me. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  2. He was waiting for her there, and as she came in he presented her with a spray of lilies. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  3. In her hands she still carried the spray of milk- weed. – The ghosts of their ancestors by Weymer Jay Mills
  4. He thought for an instant that one of them was playing, and then he saw that what he had taken for spray was dust blowing from the empty basin. – Graveyard of Dreams by Henry Beam Piper
  5. Then, again, the merry greenwood was merry enough in the summer tide, when shaughs were green, and The woodwele sang, and would not cease, Sitting upon the spray. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  6. " You'd better get out yourself," said Peggy, waving her ash spray, " and quicker, too." – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  7. Where the spray had fallen there were patches of ice, but Foster felt that he must get a drink. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  8. I find that a cheap flat- black spray paint works just fine. – The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler by Steven E. Jones
  9. There was the little gray cottage, with its last year's vines about it, a withered spray here and there waving feebly as the soft April air caught it and tossed it to and fro. – On the Church Steps by Sarah C. Hallowell
  10. See, the needles hang down like a spray, just as he said. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  11. Spray the legs and such places the blanket does not cover. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  12. If you see anything suspicious, give us a yell, and then spray it with bullets, and find out what it is afterward." – The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  13. The sea boiled past them, surged into the waist, blinded them with spray. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  14. Then, with baskets, we sally out; I taking the middle rank, and the children the outer spray of boughs. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  15. What does it matter to the moving wave of humanity if one little drop of spray from its crest is blown into nothing by the wind? – The Heart of Denise and Other Tales by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  16. It was so dark that she could no longer see the sea, but the crashing, booming sound of the great waves filled the air and the salt spray came driving in through the open window. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  17. The shore was here low but steep, the waters appeared to be deep, and a heavy surf dashed upon the island, and threw up its spray far over the mound. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  18. Everything belonging to us was now completely drenched by the spray and snow; we had been fifty- six hours without rest, and forty- eight at work in the boats, so that, by the time they were unloaded, we had barely strength left to haul them up on the rock. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry
  19. Aggie, don't forget your hay- fever spray. – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  20. He tried to call aloud, but his voice was choked with spray. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
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