Meaning of spray

spray

Pronunciation: (sprā), [key]
— n.
  1. water or other liquid broken up into minute droplets and blown, ejected into, or falling through the air.
  2. a jet of fine particles of liquid, as medicine, insecticide, paint, perfume, etc., discharged from an atomizer or other device for direct application to a surface.
  3. a liquid to be discharged or applied in such a jet.
  4. an apparatus or device for discharging such a liquid.
  5. a quantity of small objects, flying or discharged through the air: a spray of shattered glass.
—v.t.
  1. to scatter in the form of fine particles.
  2. to apply as a spray: to spray an insecticide on plants.
  3. to sprinkle or treat with a spray: to spray plants with insecticide.
  4. to direct a spray of particles, missiles, etc., upon: to spray the mob with tear gas.
—v.i.
  1. to scatter spray; discharge a spray: The hose sprayed over the flowers.
  2. to issue as spray: The water sprayed from the hose.

spray

Pronunciation: (sprā), [key]
— n.
  1. a single, slender shoot, twig, or branch with its leaves, flowers, or berries.
  2. a group or bunch of cut flowers, leafy twigs, etc., arranged decoratively and for display, as in a vase.
  3. an ornament having a similar form.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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