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meanings of ray


  1. A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.
  2. Array; order; arrangement; dress.
  3. A tiny amount.
  4. 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. A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.
  6. Alternative form of re.
  7. One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
  8. A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.
  9. Sight; perception; vision; from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.
  10. A beam of light or radiation.
  11. The letter ⟨/⟩, one of two which represent the r sound in Pitman shorthand.


  1. To stain or soil; to defile.
  2. To radiate as if in rays.
  3. To emit something as if in rays.
  4. To arrange.
  5. To dress, array (someone).


  1. A diminutive of the male given name Raymond, also used as a formal given name.
  2. A region and satrapy in ancient Iran located between the Alborz and Zagros mountain ranges and the Dasht-e Kavir desert; Rhagiana.
  3. A diminutive of the female given name Rachel, more often spelled Rae.
  4. A surname.
  5. A city near Tehran, Iran.

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