water or other liquid broken up into minute droplets and blown, ejected into, or falling through the air.
a jet of fine particles of liquid, as medicine, insecticide, paint, perfume, etc., discharged from an atomizer or other device for direct application to a surface.
a liquid to be discharged or applied in such a jet.
an apparatus or device for discharging such a liquid.
a quantity of small objects, flying or discharged through the air:
a spray of shattered glass.
verb (used with object)
to scatter in the form of fine particles.
to apply as a spray:
to spray an insecticide on plants.
to sprinkle or treat with a spray:
to spray plants with insecticide.
to direct a spray of particles, missiles, etc., upon:
to spray the mob with tear gas.
verb (used without object)
to scatter spray; discharge a spray:
The hose sprayed over the flowers.
to issue as spray:
The water sprayed from the hose.
a single, slender shoot, twig, or branch with its leaves, flowers, or berries.
a group or bunch of cut flowers, leafy twigs, etc., arranged decoratively and for display, as in a vase.
an ornament having a similar form.
fine particles of a liquid
a liquid, such as perfume, paint, etc, designed to be discharged from an aerosol or atomizer: hair spray
the aerosol or atomizer itself
a quantity of small objects flying through the air: a spray of bullets
to scatter (liquid) in the form of fine particles
to discharge (a liquid) from an aerosol or atomizer
(transitive) to treat or bombard with a spray: to spray the lawn
a single slender shoot, twig, or branch that bears buds, leaves, flowers, or berries, either growing on or detached from a plant
a small decorative bouquet or corsage of flowers and foliage
a piece of jewellery designed to resemble a spray of flowers, leaves, etc
A fine jet of liquid discharged from a pressurized container. v. sprayed, spray·ing, sprays
To disperse a liquid in a jet of droplets.
A Unix command that sends packets to a host and reports performance statistics. The number of packets, delay between packets and packet length can all be specified. The spray command uses the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) protocol to send a one-way stream of packets to the sprayd daemon on the given host. With the “-i” option, spray uses the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) instead of RPC. Normally these will be echoed automatically, creating a return stream.
Unix manual page: spray(1M).
noun 1. a small can whose contents are in aerosol form. Compare aerosol bomb. 2. the contents of such a can or the amount it holds: She used two spray cans of white enamel to paint the cupboard.
noun 1. the seeds of millet left on the spike and sold in pet shops for cage birds.
verb (used with object) 1. to cover, mark, draw, or write with spray paint. noun 1. paint that is packaged in an aerosol container for spraying directly onto a surface.
noun 1. a piece of waterproof material that fits around the paddler and opening of a kayak to keep water out of the craft.