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Meaning of SPRAY

Pronunciation:  sprey

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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
  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.