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Definitions of spray

  1. a dispenser that turns a liquid ( such as perfume) into a fine spray
  2. be discharged in sprays of liquid; " Water sprayed all over the floor"
  3. flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage
  4. a jet of vapor
  5. a quantity of small objects flying through the air; " a spray of bullets"
  6. a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
  7. water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
  8. scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; " spray water on someone"; " spray paint on the wall"
  9. cover by spraying with a liquid; " spray the wall with paint"
  10. An atomizer.
  11. A small shoot or branch; a twig.
  12. A collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a beautiful spray.
  13. A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold.
  14. A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. An instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer.
  18. To let fall in the form of spray.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. To throw fine drops of liquid upon; to throw in small particles.
  22. Be scattered in small particles.
  23. Sprayer.
  24. Sprayed.
  25. Spraying.
  26. A jet of liquid in fine drops, coarser than a vapor; it is produced by forcing the liquid from the minute opening of an atomizer, mixed with air.
  27. Water, in form of mist, expelled from an atomizer.
  28. Small particles of water driven by the wind, as from the top of waves, etc.
  29. A small shoot of a tree.
  30. A small branch or twig; drops of fluid driven by wind or thrown into the air.
  31. To disperse ( a liquid) in fine particles.
  32. Water or other liquid dispersed in fine particles.
  33. A small branch; a twig.
  34. A small shoot or branch of a tree; the extremity of a branch; arrangement of branches.
  35. Water flying or dashed about in small white particles.
  36. 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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Quotes of spray

  1. I had to work out that it was something that could move, without having everybody in spray painted leotards. – Colleen Atwood
  2. Nature is one great big wood -chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair. – Doug Coupland
  3. There is no spray can called 'Instant Stardom,' only talent can keep you at the top. – Jim Dale
  4. Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. – Bill Hicks
  5. The only way I'm going to win a Gold Glove is with a can of spray paint. – Reggie Jackson
  6. If your corn has a herbicide -tolerant gene, it means you can spray your herbicides and kill the weeds; you won't kill your corn because it's producing a gene that makes it tolerant of the herbicide. – Jeremy Rifkin
  7. There was this thing written that I had gone into a candle store, and my hair went up in flames because of all the hair spray First of all, I never have hair spray in my hair, and I've never even heard of this store, and my hair has never been burned. – Nicolette Sheridan
  8. If the Spray discovered no continents on her voyage, it may be that there were no more continents to be discovered. She did not seek new worlds, or sail to pow -wow about the dangers of the sea. – Joshua Slocum
  9. It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course, so far as I know. The young man having come on board with compliments made the mishap most embarrassing. – Joshua Slocum
  10. On this day there was soon wind enough and to spare. The same might have been said of the sea. The Spray was in the midst of the turbulent Gulf Stream itself. She was jumping like a porpoise over the uneasy waves. – Joshua Slocum
  11. I use fake tan myself with a self tanning spray – Lisa Snowdon
  12. First you have to spread on the rust performer, then you add a coat of protective enamel, and then you spray on the satin finish so you look good. – Vinny Testaverde

Usage examples for spray

  1. 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
  2. The moment I opened it a great sheet of spray rushed over me. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. 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
  4. The sea boiled past them, surged into the waist, blinded them with spray – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  5. See, the needles hang down like a spray just as he said. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
  6. 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
  7. " You'd better get out yourself," said Peggy, waving her ash spray and quicker, too." – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  8. 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
  9. He tried to call aloud, but his voice was choked with spray – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  10. 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
  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. 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
  13. 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
  14. Aggie, don't forget your hay- fever spray – More Tish by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  15. I find that a cheap flat- black spray paint works just fine. – The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler by Steven E. Jones
  16. In her hands she still carried the spray of milk- weed. – The ghosts of their ancestors by Weymer Jay Mills
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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