ray: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rā), [key]
  1. to emit rays.
  2. to issue in rays.
  1. to send forth in rays.
  2. to throw rays upon; irradiate.
  3. to subject to the action of rays, as in radiotherapy.
  4. to make a radiograph of; x-ray.
  5. to furnish with rays or radiating lines.


Pronunciation: (rā), [key]
  1. any of numerous elasmobranch fishes, adapted for life on the sea bottom, having a flattened body and greatly enlarged pectoral fins with the gills on the undersides.


Pronunciation: (rā for 1, 2, 4, 5 rī for 3), [key]
— n.
  1. 1627?–1705, English naturalist.
  2. 1890–1976, U.S. painter and photographer.
  3. 1921–92, Indian film director.
  4. a male given name, form of
  5. a female given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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