Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ray

7 senses of ray

Sense 1
beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation -- (a column of light (as from a beacon))
       => light, visible light, visible radiation -- ((physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; "the light was filtered through a soft glass window")

Sense 2
ray -- (a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence)
       => pedicel, pedicle -- (a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle)

Sense 3
ray -- ((mathematics) a straight line extending from a point)
       => vector -- (a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction)

Sense 4
beam, ray, electron beam -- (a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation)
       => electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation -- (radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge)

Sense 5
re, ray -- (the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization)
       => solfa syllable -- (one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization)

Sense 6
ray -- (any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish)
       => spine -- (a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin)

Sense 7
ray -- (cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins)
       => elasmobranch, selachian -- (any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ray

3 senses of ray

Sense 1
ray -- (emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky")
       => emit, give out, give off -- (give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.; "The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits")

Sense 2
radiate, ray -- (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")
       => run, go, pass, lead, extend -- (stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets")

Sense 3
irradiate, ray -- (expose to radiation; "irradiate food")
       => process, treat -- (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")

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