Found 3 items, similar to ray.
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English → English
n 1: a column of light (as from a beacon) [syn: beam
, beam of light
, light beam
, ray of light
, shaft of light
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 1: emit as rays; “That tower rays a laser beam for miles across
2: extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward
towards a center; “spokes radiate from the hub of the
; “This plants radiates spines in all directions”
3: expose to radiation; “irradiate food”
English → English
(r[=a]), v. t. [An aphetic form of array; cf.
1. To array. [Obs.] --Sir T. More.
2. To mark, stain, or soil; to streak; to defile. [Obs.]
“The filth that did it ray.”
Array; order; arrangement; dress. [Obs.]
And spoiling all her gears and goodly ray. --Spenser.
, 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
2. (Bot.) A radiating part of a 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
(a) One of the radiating spines, or cartilages, supporting
the fins of fishes.
(b) One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of
the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
(a) A line of light or heat proceeding from a radiant or
reflecting point; a single element of light or heat
propagated continuously; as, a solar ray; a polarized
(b) One of the component elements of the total radiation
from a body; any definite or limited portion of the
spectrum; as, the red ray; the violet ray. See Illust.
5. Sight; perception; vision; -- from an old theory of
vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the
eye to the object seen.
All eyes direct their rays
On him, and crowds turn coxcombs as they gaze.
6. (Geom.) One of a system of diverging lines passing through
a point, and regarded as extending indefinitely in both
directions. See Half-ray
Bundle of rays
. (Geom.) See Pencil of rays
(Opt.), that one of two parts of a ray
divided by double refraction which does not follow the
ordinary law of refraction.
(Opt.) that one of the two parts of a ray
divided by double refraction which follows the usual or
ordinary law of refraction.
Pencil of rays
(Geom.), a definite system of rays.
, or Ray floret
(Bot.), one of the marginal
flowers of the capitulum in such composite plants as the
aster, goldenrod, daisy, and sunflower. They have an
elongated, strap-shaped corolla, while the corollas of the
disk flowers are tubular and five-lobed.
(Geom.), the common point of a pencil of rays.
(r[~e]nt"g[e^]n r[=a]`) (Phys.), a kind of
ray generated in a very highly exhausted vacuum tube by
the electrical discharge; now more commonly called
. It is composed of electromagnetic radiation of
wavelength shorter than that of ultraviolet light, and is
capable of passing through many bodies opaque to light,
and producing photographic and fluorescent effects by
which means pictures showing the internal structure of
opaque objects are made, called radiographs, sciagraphs,
X-ray photographs, radiograms, or X-rays. So called from
the discoverer, W. C. R["o]ntgen.
, the R["o]ntgen ray; -- so called by its discoverer
because of its enigmatical character, x being an algebraic
symbol for an unknown quantity.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rayed
(r[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [Cf. OF. raier, raiier, rayer, L. radiare to
irradiate. See Ray
, n., and cf. Radiate
1. To mark with long lines; to streak. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
2. [From Ray
, n.] To send forth or shoot out; to cause to
shine out; as, to ray smiles. [R.] --Thomson.
, v. i.
To shine, as with rays. --Mrs. Browning.
, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. Roach
(a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order
Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc.
(b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat,
narrow-tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See
, a yellow-spotted, long-tailed eagle ray
) of the Southern United States
and the West Indies.
, a short-tailed American sting ray
), having very broad pectoral fins.
. See Sea Devil
, any large ray of the family Myliobatid[ae]
. The common European species
) is called also whip ray
, or Cramp ray
, a torpedo.
, a common European skate (Raia radiata
, any one of numerous species of rays of the
having one or more large, sharp,
barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also