What does spray mean?

Definitions for spray
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spray(noun)

    a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying

  2. spray, spraying(noun)

    a quantity of small objects flying through the air

    "a spray of bullets"

  3. spray(noun)

    flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage

  4. atomizer, atomiser, spray, sprayer, nebulizer, nebuliser(noun)

    a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist

  5. spray(noun)

    water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall

  6. spray(verb)

    a jet of vapor

  7. spray(verb)

    be discharged in sprays of liquid

    "Water sprayed all over the floor"

  8. spray(verb)

    scatter in a mass or jet of droplets

    "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"

  9. spray(verb)

    cover by spraying with a liquid

    "spray the wall with paint"

GCIDE

  1. Spray(n.)

    A collective body of small branches, or cut flowers with long stems; as, the tree has a beautiful spray; many sprays were sent in condolence to teh funeral home.

    Etymology: [Cf. Dan. sprag. See Sprig.]

Wiktionary

  1. spray(Noun)

    A fine, gentle, disperse mist of liquid.

    The sailor could feel the spray from the waves.

  2. spray(Noun)

    A small branch of flowers or berries.

    The bridesmaid carried a spray of lily-of-the-valley.

  3. spray(Verb)

    To project a liquid in a dispersive manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spray(noun)

    a small shoot or branch; a twig

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  2. Spray(noun)

    a collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a beautiful spray

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  3. Spray(noun)

    a side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  4. Spray(noun)

    a group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  5. Spray(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  6. Spray(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  7. Spray(verb)

    an instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  8. Spray(verb)

    to let fall in the form of spray

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

  9. Spray(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Spray

    Spray is a 21st century synthpop duo from England, consisting of Jenny McLaren and Ricardo Autobahn. Following the demise of their previous band, the Cuban Boys, McLaren and Autobahn released the album Living In Neon on Ninthwave Records in the USA. This was followed in 2003 by the extended single "I Am Gothic". A new album, Children of a Laser God was released online in 2006, along with the single "Run With Us", a cover of the theme tune of the popular 1980's cartoon The Raccoons with the "Michael Trenfield" remix as the main single accompanied with the original version and remixes from JKZ, Absorb, FMU and Diskowarp. After a hiatus, the duo returned in 2010 with the single 'Everything's Better With Muppets', accompanied by a popular YouTube video containing excerpts from The Muppet Show lipsynching with the song. Amongst other projects, Spray have been partially responsible for Glen Campbell's 2002 return to the top of the charts with the "Rhinestone Cowboy" remake, top 40 kids band the Barndance Boys, and the European hit "The Woah Song" by DJ Daz. McLaren has a successful sideline in vocalising club/dance records, and Autobahn in soundtracks and commercials. The band has also had one of their singles, "I Am Gothic," appear in the Xbox game Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Spray

    sprā, n. small particles of water driven by the wind, as from the top of waves, &c.—adj. Spray′ey, consisting of spray. [Skeat suggests that the word is from Dut. spreiden, to spread, scatter.]

  2. Spray

    sprā, n. a small shoot of a tree.—adj. Spray′ey, branching. [Akin to Ice. sprek, a twig, Dan. sprag; Doublet sprig.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. spray(verb)

    Firing a round of bullets. "Pulled out the Uzi, cruised by and sprayed him" -- Ice Cube (Gangsta's Fairytale).

Anagrams for spray »

  1. prays, raspy

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of spray in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of spray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of spray in a Sentence

  1. Jennifer Cutrona:

    The little pocket knives I had collected over the years were all at home in the drawer with my pepper spray. I needed something I could pull in less than a second, i sewed a knife sheath into the layers of my sports bra. I put it back on and realized it worked wonderfully. My confidence was back. I was not trying to come up with something that would kill. Just something that would give me a few seconds to get away.

  2. Jessie Pang:

    My arms were irritated by the pepper spray in the air and my legs were so tired ... but nothing compared with the pain I felt with my people, i don't think it's a weakness to admit we have emotion. We are human before we are reporters.

  3. Matter Houston activist Ashton Woods:

    It’s problematic, what about a taser? What about pepper spray?

  4. Michael Pfleger:

    What happened to Tyshawn Lee took us to a new low, this wasn't a drive-by. This was not a spray of bullets. A baby was executed. A baby was assassinated right behind us in this alley.

  5. Jona Lueddeckins:

    There have been exhibitions focusing on various mediums — tapestries, even crayons — but spray painting has never been done before, it's maybe the reason why all of the artists were so excited to participate.

Images & Illustrations of spray

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Translations for spray

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  • رذاذArabic
  • versprühen, Reisig, zerstäuben, Spray, SprühnebelGerman
  • κλωνάρι, ψεκάζω, ψιχάλες, ψεκασμός, ραντίζωGreek
  • difusión, ramito, atomizar, spray, aerosol, difundir, pulverizarSpanish
  • sumuttaa, suihke, spray, sumu, terttu, suihkepullo, suihkuttaa, levittää, usva, varpuFinnish
  • embrun, branchette, pulvériser, vaporiser, gouttelette, rameau, gerbe, aspergerFrench
  • スプレー, 小枝Japanese
  • sembur, سمبورMalay
  • tózhoolNavajo, Navaho
  • kiśćPolish
  • ch'allayQuechua
  • водяная пыль, побег, бутоньерка, распылять, опрыскиватель, разбрызгать, брызги, спрей, пульверизатор, распылитель, распылить, разбрызгиватьRussian
  • phun, xịtVietnamese

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