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Synonyms for ray
reɪray

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiationnoun

    a column of light (as from a beacon)

    Synonyms:
    beam, shaft, peter, pecker, diaphysis, radio beam, ray of light, actinotherapy, radiation, re, cock, rotating shaft, shaft of light, dick, barb, prick, electron beam, balance beam, scape, slam, spear, dig, calamus, tool, lance, radiotherapy, light beam, quill, gibe, beam of light, putz, jibe, radiation therapy, irradiation, shot

  2. raynoun

    a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, electron beam, ray of light, re, beam, shaft, irradiation, shaft of light

  3. raynoun

    (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, electron beam, ray of light, re, beam, shaft, irradiation, shaft of light

  4. beam, ray, electron beamnoun

    a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, radio beam, ray of light, re, beam, shaft of light, shaft, balance beam, irradiation, electron beam

  5. re, raynoun

    the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, shaft, electron beam, beam, shaft of light, ray of light, re, irradiation, atomic number 75, rhenium

  6. raynoun

    any of the stiff bony spines in the fin of a fish

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, electron beam, ray of light, re, beam, shaft, irradiation, shaft of light

  7. rayverb

    cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam of light, electron beam, ray of light, re, beam, shaft, irradiation, shaft of light

  8. rayverb

    emit as rays

    "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"

    Synonyms:
    irradiate, radiate

  9. radiate, rayverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    irradiate, shine, glow, beam, radiate, diversify

  10. irradiate, rayverb

    expose to radiation

    "irradiate food"

    Synonyms:
    enlighten, irradiate, radiate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. raynoun

    Synonyms:
    beam, gleam

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. raynoun

    Synonyms:
    beam, gleam

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ray":

    glimmer, radius, rayos, ray-ray, sos, rays, raymond, radii, gleam

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Ray":

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How to use ray in a sentence?

  1. Hank Steinberg:

    The Navy has been incredibly supportive and excited, we had a big premiere in Washington, D.C., where thousands of military people showed up. The Secretary of the Navy [Ray Mabus] himself has been to our set and actually recorded a cameo. It's the episode where they find the message that was buried in the files of the White House. The guy who's playing the Secretary of the Navy, is the real Secretary of the Navy.

  2. Ashish Jain:

    We immediately took him to the hospital, where they ran CT scan and X-ray and other tests.

  3. Vinnie Paul:

    The Texas thing is part of it, growing up on a healthy dose of ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan, but I also was a metal-head from day one. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Kiss, Van Halen, all my favorite bands had really great grooves to their music.

  4. Oliver Goldsmith:

    Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray.

  5. Henry Cuellar:

    If you look at the non-intrusive X-rays that we have at the ports of entry, that X-ray at a checkpoint would've stopped what happened, they would have found people right away if they had the right technology… Those border patrol agents are trying to do their job, but it's very difficult for them to do their job.


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