Associations to the word «Relay»


RELAY, noun. (hunting) (now rare) A new set of hounds. [from 15th c.]
RELAY, noun. (now chiefly historical) A new set of horses kept along a specific route so that they can replace animals that are tired. [from 17th c.]
RELAY, noun. (by extension) A new set of anything.
RELAY, noun. A series of vehicles travelling in sequence. [from 18th c.]
RELAY, noun. (athletics) A track and field discipline where runners take turns in carrying a baton from start to finish. Most common events are 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter competitions. [from 19th c.]
RELAY, noun. (electronics) An electrical actuator that allows a relatively small electrical voltage or current to control a larger voltage or current. [from 19th c.]
RELAY, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) (hunting) To release a new set of hounds. [15th-17th c.]
RELAY, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To place (people or horses) in relays, such that one can take over form another. [from 18th c.]
RELAY, verb. (intransitive) (now rare) To take on a new relay of horses; to change horses. [from 19th c.]
RELAY, verb. (transitive) To pass on or transfer (information). [from 19th c.]
RELAY, verb. Alternative spelling of re-lay
RELAY CYLINDER, noun. In a variable-expansion central-valve steam engine, a small auxiliary engine for automatically adjusting the steam distribution to the load on the main engine.
RELAY RACE, noun. A sports contest, where the members of a team take turns e.g. swimming, running or skiing parts of a circuit and/or performing certain action.
RELAY RACES, noun. Plural of relay race

Dictionary definition

RELAY, noun. The act of passing something along from one person or group to another; "the relay was successful".
RELAY, noun. A crew of workers who relieve another crew.
RELAY, noun. A fresh team to relieve weary draft animals.
RELAY, noun. A race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance.
RELAY, noun. Electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit.
RELAY, verb. Pass along; "Please relay the news to the villagers".
RELAY, verb. Control or operate by relay.

Wise words

Four things come not back. The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, ad the neglected opportunity.
Arabian Proverb