1 a column of light (as from a beacon) [syn: beam, beam of light, light beam, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation]
2 a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
3 (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
5 the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization [syn: re]
6 any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish
7 cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
1 emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
2 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" [syn: radiate]
3 expose to radiation; "irradiate food" [syn: irradiate]
- A beam of light or radiation.
- I saw a ray of light through the clouds.
- a marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.
- A rib like reinforcing of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.
- a line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.
- a tiny amount.
- Unfortunately he didn't have a ray of hope.
beam of light or radiation
- Catalan: raig
- Chinese: 射線, 射线 (shèxiàn)
- Czech: paprsek
- Dutch: straal
- Esperanto: radio, radiuso
- Finnish: säde
- French: rayon
- German: Strahl
- Greek: ακτίνα
- Hebrew: קרן (qeren)
- Hungarian: sugár
- Indonesian: sinar
- Italian: raggio
- Japanese: 光線 (こうせん, kōsen)
- Korean: 광선 (gwangseon)
- Sorani: تشک
- Latvian: stars
- Portuguese: raio
- Romanian: rază
- Russian: луч (luč)
- Spanish: rayo
- Swedish: stråle
- Telugu: కిరణము(kiraNamu)
marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail
mathematics: line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point
colloquial: tiny amount
- To emit something as if in rays.
- To radiate as if in rays
- An anglicised spelling of re.
EtymologyFrom French rail
Ray may refer to:
- Heat-Ray, the primary offensive weapon used by the Martians in the H. G. Wells's classic science fiction novel The War of the Worlds
- Metal Gear RAY, bipedal tank featured in the game Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
- Ray (comics), DC Comics character
- Ray (manga), manga about a female doctor with X-ray vision
ray in German: Ray
ray in Esperanto: RAY
ray in French: Ray (homonymie)
ray in Italian: RAY
ray in Dutch: Ray
ray in Japanese: レイ
ray in Polish: Ray
ray in Portuguese: Ray
ray in Finnish: Ray
ray in Swedish: Ray
ray in Volapük: Ray
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