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Noun ray has 7 senses
  1. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation - a column of light (as from a beacon)
    --1 is a kind of light, visible light, visible radiation
    --1 has particulars:
     heat ray; high beam; moonbeam, moon ray, moon-ray; sunbeam, sunray; laser beam; low beam
    Derived form: verb ray1
  2. ray - a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
    --2 is a kind of
    pedicel, pedicle
  3. ray - (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
    --3 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb ray2
  4. beam, ray, electron beam - a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
    --4 is a kind of electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation
    --4 has particulars: cathode ray; particle beam
    Derived form: verb ray3
  5. re, ray - the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    --5 is a kind of solfa syllable
  6. ray - any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish
    --6 is a kind of
    --6 is a part of fin
  7. ray - cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
    --7 is a kind of
    elasmobranch, selachian
    --7 has particulars:
     electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, torpedo; sawfish; guitarfish; stingray; eagle ray; manta, manta ray, devilfish; skate
Verb ray has 3 senses
  1. ray - emit as rays; "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"
    --1 is one way to
    emit, give out, give off
    Derived form: noun ray1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. radiate, ray - 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"
    --2 is one way to run, go, pass, lead, extend
    Derived form: noun ray3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  3. irradiate, ray - expose to radiation; "irradiate food"
    --3 is one way to process, treat
    Derived form: noun ray4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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