having or represented as having emanating ; radiate:
The saint was painted with a rayed, beatific face.
having zoological or botanical (often used in combination):
a five-rayed fin.
a narrow beam of light.
a gleam or slight manifestation:
a ray of hope.
a raylike line or stretch of something.
light or radiance.
a line of sight.
any of a system of parts radially arranged.
Astronomy. one of many long, bright streaks radiating from some of the large lunar craters.
a prominent upright projection from the circlet of a crown or coronet, having a pointed or ornamented termination.
verb (used without object)
to emit rays.
to issue in rays.
verb (used with object)
to send forth in rays.
to throw rays upon; irradiate.
to subject to the action of rays, as in radiotherapy.
Informal. to make a radiograph of; x-ray.
to furnish with rays or radiating lines.
get / grab some rays, Slang. to relax in the sun, especially to sunbathe.
a narrow beam of light; gleam
a slight indication, esp of something anticipated or hoped for: a ray of solace
(maths) a straight line extending from a point
a thin beam of electromagnetic radiation or particles
any of the bony or cartilaginous spines of the fin of a fish that form the support for the soft part of the fin
any of the arms or branches of a starfish or other radiate animal
(astronomy) any of a number of bright streaks that radiate from the youngest lunar craters, such as Tycho; they are composed of crater ejecta not yet darkened, and extend considerable distances
(botany) any strand of tissue that runs radially through the vascular tissue of some higher plants See medullary ray
(of an object) to emit (light) in rays or (of light) to issue in the form of rays
(intransitive) (of lines, etc) to extend in rays or on radiating paths
(transitive) to adorn (an ornament, etc) with rays or radiating lines
any of various marine selachian fishes typically having a flattened body, greatly enlarged winglike pectoral fins, gills on the undersurface of the fins, and a long whiplike tail. They constitute the orders Torpediniformes (electric rays) and Rajiformes
(music) (in tonic sol-fa) the second degree of any major scale; supertonic
Cape Ray, a promontory in SW Newfoundland, Canada
John. 1627–1705, English naturalist. He originated natural botanical classification and the division of flowering plants into monocotyledons and dicotyledons
Man, real name Emmanuel Rudnitsky. 1890–1976, US surrealist photographer
Satyajit (ˈsætjədʒɪt). 1921–92, Indian film director, noted for his Apu trilogy (1955–59)
“beam of light,” c.1300, from Old French rai (nominative rais) “ray (of the sun), spoke (of a wheel); gush, spurt,” from Latin radius “ray, spoke, staff, rod” (see radius). Not common before 17c. [OED]; of the sun, usually in reference to heat (beam being preferred for light). Science fiction ray-gun is first recorded 1931 (but cf. Martian Heat ray weapon in H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” 1898).
type of fish related to sharks, early 14c., from French raie (13c.), from Latin raia, of unknown origin.
Ray (rā), John. 1627-1705.
English naturalist who was the first to use anatomy to distinguish between specific plants and animals. He established the species as the basic classification of living things.
- Ray-finned fish
[rey-find] /ˈreɪˌfɪnd/ noun 1. any of various bony fishes of the subclass Actinopterygii, having strong slender rays, excluding the coelacanth and lungfish. ray-finned fish Any of various bony fishes belonging to the subclass Actinopterygii, having fins supported by thin bony rays. Ray-finned fish evolved in the early Devonian Period and include most species of fish […]
noun, Botany. 1. one of the marginal florets surrounding the disk of tubular florets in the flower heads of certain composite plants, as the daisy. ray flower One of the narrow flowers, resembling single petals, that surround the central disk in the capitulum or flower cluster of a plant of the composite family (Asteraceae or […]
noun 1. a gun that can fire bursts of usually destructive or lethal rays: a science fiction novel whose hero has a ray gun made of gold. 2. a child’s futuristic toy gun that emits sparks, whirring noises, etc. noun 1. (in science fiction) a gun that emits rays to paralyse, stun, or destroy
[rey-lee] /ˈreɪ li/ noun 1. John William Strutt [struht] /strʌt/ (Show IPA), 3rd Baron, 1842–1919, English physicist: Nobel prize 1904. /ˈreɪlɪ/ noun 1. Lord, title of John William Strutt, 1842–1919, British physicist. He discovered argon (1894) with Ramsay and made important contributions to the theory of sound, the theory of scattering of radiation, etc. Nobel […]