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Meaning of SPRAY

Pronunciation:  sprey

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine spray
  2. [n]  flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage
  3. [n]  a jet of vapor
  4. [n]  a quantity of small objects flying through the air; "a spray of bullets"
  5. [n]  a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
  6. [n]  water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
  7. [v]  scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"
  8. [v]  cover by spraying with a liquid; "spray the wall with paint"
  9. [v]  be discharged in sprays of liquid; "Water sprayed all over the floor"
 

SPRAY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: atomiser, atomizer, sprayer, spraying
 
 See Also: airbrush, atomise, atomize, cover, dispenser, disperse, dot, dust, flower arrangement, jet, mist, pesticide, scatter, sea spray, shower, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, spindrift, spirt, spoondrift, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, syringe, water vapor, water vapour

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Spray\ (spr>amac/), n. [Cf. Dan. sprag. See {Sprig}.]
    1. A small shoot or branch; a twig. --Chaucer.
    
             The painted birds, companions of the spring, Hopping
             from spray, were heard to sing.       --Dryden.
    
    2. A collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a
       beautiful spray.
    
             And from the trees did lop the needless spray.
                                                   --Spenser.
    
    3. (Founding)
       (a) A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask,
           made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold.
       (b) A group of castings made in the same mold and
           connected by sprues formed in the runner and its
           branches. --Knight.
    
    {Spray drain} (Agric.), a drain made by laying under earth
       the sprays or small branches of trees, which keep passages
       open.
    
    
  2. \Spray\, n. [probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin
    to E. spread. See {Spread}, v. t.]
    1. Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force
       of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and
       the like.
    
    2. (Med.)
       (a) A jet of fine medicated vapor, used either as an
           application to a diseased part or to charge the air of
           a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
       (b) An instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer.
    
    {Spray condenser} (Steam Engine) an injection condenser in
       which the steam is condensed by a spray of water which
       mingles with it.
    
    
  3. \Spray\, v. t.
    1. To let fall in the form of spray. [Poetic] --M. Arnold.
    
    2. To throw spray upon; to treat with a liquid in the form of
       spray; as, to spray a wound, or a surgical instrument,
       with carbolic acid.
    
    
 

 

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