Associations to the word «Ray»


RAY, noun. A beam of light or radiation.
RAY, noun. (zoology) A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.
RAY, noun. (zoology) One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
RAY, noun. (botany) A radiating part of a flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, such as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius.
RAY, noun. (obsolete) Sight; perception; vision; from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.
RAY, noun. (mathematics) A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.
RAY, noun. (colloquial) A tiny amount.
RAY, verb. (transitive) To emit something as if in rays.
RAY, verb. (intransitive) To radiate as if in rays
RAY, noun. A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.
RAY, verb. (obsolete) To arrange. [14th-18th c.]
RAY, verb. (now rare) To dress, array (someone). [from 14th c.]
RAY, verb. (obsolete) To stain or soil; to defile. [16th-19th c.]
RAY, noun. The name of the letter ⟨/⟩, one of two which represent the r sound in Pitman shorthand.
RAY, noun. (obsolete) Array; order; arrangement; dress.
RAY, noun. (music) Alternative form of re
RAY, proper noun. A surname​ from a nickname meaning a king or a roe.
RAY, proper noun. A diminutive of the   male given name Raymond, also used as a formal given name.
RAY, proper noun. A diminutive of the   female given name Rachel, more often spelled Rae.
RAY CASTING, noun. (computer graphics) The calculation of intersections between a ray and a surface.
RAY GRASS, noun. A perennial European grass (Lolium perenne); rye grass; red darnel.
RAY GRASSES, noun. Plural of ray grass
RAY GUN, noun. (science fiction) A fictional weapon that emits harmful rays.
RAY GUNS, noun. Plural of ray gun
RAY MARCHING, noun. (computer graphics) An advanced form of ray tracing in which the imaginary light rays are not merely computed where they intersect with solid parts of the model, but also sampled and modified as they pass through space.
RAY OF LIGHT, noun. (physics) a path a photon or a group of photons takes through space, visible as a column of light
RAY OF LIGHT, noun. (idiomatic) an inspiring or enlightening person or thing
RAY TRACER, noun. A program or algorithm for ray tracing.
RAY TRACERS, noun. Plural of ray tracer
RAY TRACING, noun. (computer graphics) A technique that produces realistically shaded images by projecting imaginary light rays to determine which parts of an object should be illuminated.
RAY TRACING, noun. A technique used in optics for analysis of optical systems.

Dictionary definition

RAY, noun. A column of light (as from a beacon).
RAY, noun. A branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence.
RAY, noun. (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point.
RAY, noun. A group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation.
RAY, noun. The syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization.
RAY, noun. Any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish.
RAY, noun. Cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins.
RAY, verb. Emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky".
RAY, verb. Extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center; "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"; "This plants radiate spines in all directions".
RAY, verb. Expose to radiation; "irradiate food".

Wise words

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