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  Definition of ray
  1. cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
  2. any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish
  3. the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  4. a column of light (as from a beacon)
  5. a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
  6. a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
  7. (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
  8. expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
  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"
  10. emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
Similar Words: re, beam, beam of light, light beam, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation, electron beam, irradiate, radiate

 

Hyponyms: electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, torpedo, sawfish, guitarfish, stingray, eagle ray, manta, manta ray, devilfish, skate, heat ray, high beam, moonbeam, moon ray, moon-ray, sunbeam, sunray, laser beam, low beam, cathode ray, particle beam

 

Part Meronyms: fin

 

Derivational Morphology: irradiate, shine, beam, radiate, electron beam, irradiation, radiation, beam of light, light beam, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light

 

Anagrams: rya, Ayr

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: raig and rajada   Chinese: 射線  
Dutch: rog and straal   Esperanto: radio and rajo  
Finnish: rausku and säde   French: raie and rayon  
German: Rochen and Strahl   Greek: σαλάχι and ακτίνα  
Hebrew: קרן   Hungarian: sugár  
Indonesian: sinar   Italian: raggio  
Japanese: 光線   Korean: 광선  
Latvian: raja and stars   Polish: płaszczka  
Portuguese: raio   Romanian: rază  
Russian: луч and скат   Spanish: raya and rayo  
Swedish: rocka and stråle   Telugu: కిరణము  
 
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