Synonyms of ray


1. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation, light, visible light, visible radiation

usage: a column of light (as from a beacon)

2. ray, pedicel, pedicle

usage: a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

3. ray, vector

usage: (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point

4. beam, ray, electron beam, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation

usage: a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

5. re, ray, solfa syllable

usage: the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization

6. ray, spine

usage: any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish

7. ray, elasmobranch, selachian

usage: cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins


1. ray, emit, give out, give off

usage: emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"

2. radiate, ray, run, go, pass, lead, extend

usage: extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions"

3. irradiate, ray, process, treat

usage: expose to radiation; "irradiate food"

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Definition and meaning of ray (Dictionary)