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Ray Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ray n
  1. a column of light (as from a beacon) [syn: beam, beam of light, light beam, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation]
  2. a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
  3. (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
  4. a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation [syn: beam, electron beam]
  5. the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization [syn: re]
  6. any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish
  7. cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins v
  8. emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
  9. 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" [syn: radiate]
  10. expose to radiation; "irradiate food" [syn: irradiate]
Ray Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ray \Ray\, v. t. [An aphetic form of array; cf. Beray.]
  1. To array. [Obs.] --Sir T. More.
  2. To mark, stain, or soil; to streak; to defile. [Obs.] ``The fifth that did it ray.'' --Spenser.
Ray Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ray \Ray\, n. Array; order; arrangement; dress. [Obs.] And spoiling all her gears and goodly ray. --Spenser.
Ray Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ray \Ray\, n. [OF. rai, F. rais, fr. L. radius a beam or ray, staff, rod, spoke of a wheel. Cf. Radius.]
  1. One of a number of lines or parts diverging from a common point or center, like the radii of a circle; as, a star of six rays.
  2. (Bot.) A radiating part of the flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius. See Radius.
  3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the radiating spines, or cartilages, supporting
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  • Ray: Ray may refer to: Batoidea (rays, skates and sawfish), a superorder of cartilaginous fishes. Ray (optics), idealized narrow beam of light ...
  • Ray (film): Ray is a 2004 biographical film focusing on 30 years of the life of rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles . The independently produced ...
  • Satyajit Ray: Satyajit Ray. (সত্যজিত রায় or সত্যজিৎ রায় SatyajitRay2. ogg | Shottojit Rae ...
  • Ray (optics): In optics , a ray is an idealized narrow beam of light. Rays are used to model the propagation of light through an optical system, by ...
  • Ray system: A ray system comprises radial streaks of fine ejecta thrown out during the formation of an impact crater , looking a bit like many thin ...
  • Ray Davies: Raymond Douglas "Ray" Davies, CBE (born 21 June 1944, Fortis Green , London) is an English rock musician, best known as lead singer and ...
  • Sugar Ray Leonard: Sugar Ray Leonard (born May 17, 1956) is an American retired professional boxer . He was named Ray Charles Leonard, after his mother's ...

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Meaning of the Name 'RAY'


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

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* 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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