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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
  • any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish
  • the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • a column of light (as from a beacon)
  • a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
  • a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
  • (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
  • expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
  • 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"
  • emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a column of light (as from a beacon) ,
  • a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence ,
  • (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point ,
  • a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation ,
  • the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization ,
  • any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish ,
  • cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'RAY'


  • Ray: Nakayama (born 1990) Ray J, stage name of singer William Ray Norwood, Jr. (born 1981) Ray (Frazier Chorus album) Ray (L'Arc-en-Ciel album) Rays (Michael Nesmith
  • X-ray: of radiation. Spelling of X-ray(s) in the English language includes the variants x-ray(s), xray(s), and X ray(s). X-rays with high photon energies (above
  • Blu-ray: "Blue ray" redirects here. For the fish of the same name, see Neoraja caerulea. Blu-ray or Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a digital optical disc data storage format
  • Ray (optics): "Ray of light" redirects here. For other uses, see Ray of light (disambiguation). "Incident light" redirects here. For the 2015 film, see Incident Light
  • X-ray astronomy: X-ray astronomy is an observational branch of astronomy which deals with the study of X-ray observation and detection from astronomical objects. X-radiation
  • Ray tracing (graphics): Not to be confused with Ray casting or Ray tracing (physics). In computer graphics, ray tracing is a technique for generating an image by tracing
  • Satyajit Ray: Satyajit Ray ( listen (help·info); 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian Bengali filmmaker, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the
  • Cosmic ray: cosmic background (disambiguation). For the film, see Cosmic Ray (film). Cosmic rays are immensely high-energy radiation, mainly originating outside
  • X-ray binary: X-ray binaries are a class of binary stars that are luminous in X-rays. The X-rays are produced by matter falling from one component, called the donor

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Meaning of the Name 'RAY'


  • Meaning: regal
  • Origin: French
  • Gender: Male


'RAY' example sentence in quotations


* Happiness is a sunbeam, Which may pass through a thousand bosoms Without losing a particle of its original ray Nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, Like the converged light on a mirror, It reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared. - Jane Porter


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