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2 letters words from 'ray'

AR 2AY 5
YA 5 

All 3 letters words made out of ray

ray ary rya yra ayr yar

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Definitions and meaning of ray



  • enPR: , IPA(key): /ɹeɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1

Via Middle English, borrowed from Old French rai, from Latin radius (staff, stake, spoke). Doublet of radius.


ray (plural rays)

  1. A beam of light or radiation.
    I saw a ray of light through the clouds.
  2. (zoology) A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.
  3. (zoology) One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
  4. (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.
  5. (obsolete) Sight; perception; vision; from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.
  6. (mathematics) A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.
  7. (colloquial) A tiny amount.
    Unfortunately he didn't have a ray of hope.
Derived terms


ray (third-person singular simple present rays, present participle raying, simple past and past participle rayed)

  1. (transitive) To emit something as if in rays.
    • 1889, Robert Browning, letter to Dr. Furnivall
      I had no particular woman in my mind; certainly never intended to personify wisdom, philosophy, or any other abstraction; and the orb, raying colour out of whiteness, was altogether a fancy of my own.
  2. (intransitive) To radiate as if in rays.

Etymology 2

From Middle English raye, rayȝe, from Old French raie, from Latin raia, of uncertain origin. Compare Middle English reyhhe, reihe, reȝge (ray, skate), from Old English reohhe (ray).


ray (plural rays)

  1. A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.

Etymology 3

Shortened from array.


ray (third-person singular simple present rays, present participle raying, simple past and past participle rayed)

  1. (obsolete) To arrange. [14th-18th c.]
  2. (now rare) To dress, array (someone). [from 14th c.]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. More to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete) To stain or soil; to defile. [16th-19th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.4:
      From his soft eyes the teares he wypt away, / And form his face the filth that did it ray [] .


ray (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Array; order; arrangement; dress.

Etymology 4

From its sound, by analogy with the letters chay, jay, gay, kay, which it resembles graphically.


ray (plural rays)

  1. The letter ⟨/⟩, one of two which represent the r sound in Pitman shorthand.
Related terms
  • ar, in Latin and the name of the other Pitman r

Etymology 5

Alternative forms.


ray (plural rays)

  1. (music) Alternative form of re


  • -ary, Ary, Ayr, RYA, ary, ayr, rya, yar



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  • IPA(key): /ɾaj/


ray (Kana spelling ライ)

  1. (intransitive) to die

Derived terms

  • rayke (to kill)

Northern Kurdish


From Arabic رَأْي(raʾy).


  • IPA(key): /rɑːj/


ray ?

  1. opinion



Borrowed from French rail.


ray (definite accusative rayı, plural raylar)

  1. rail

Source: wiktionary.org
  • RAX, to stretch out.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)