What does spray mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spraynoun

    a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying

  2. spray, sprayingnoun

    a quantity of small objects flying through the air

    "a spray of bullets"

  3. spraynoun

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

  4. atomizer, atomiser, spray, sprayer, nebulizer, nebulisernoun

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

  5. spraynoun

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

  6. sprayverb

    a jet of vapor

  7. sprayverb

    be discharged in sprays of liquid

    "Water sprayed all over the floor"

  8. sprayverb

    scatter in a mass or jet of droplets

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

  9. sprayverb

    cover by spraying with a liquid

    "spray the wall with paint"


  1. Spraynoun

    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.


  1. spraynoun

    A fine, gentle, disperse mist of liquid.

    The sailor could feel the spray from the waves.

  2. spraynoun

    A small branch of flowers or berries.

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

  3. sprayverb

    To project a liquid in a dispersive manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Spraynoun

    Etymology: Of the same race with sprit and sprout.

    At sight whereof each bird that sits on spray,
    And every beast that to his den was fled,
    Come forth afresh out of their late dismay,
    And to the light lift up their drooping head. Hubberd’s Tale.

    Thus droops this lofty pine, and hangs his sprays;
    Thus Eleanor’s pride dies in her younger days. William Shakespeare.

    In hewing Rutland, when his leaves put forth,
    Clifford set his murth’ring knife to the root,
    From whence that tender spray did sweetly spring. William Shakespeare.

    The wind that whistles through the spray,
    Maintains the consort of the song;
    And hidden birds with native lays,
    The golden sleep prolong. Dryden.

    Winds raise some of the salt with the spray. Arbuthnot.


  1. spray

    A spray is a dispersion of small droplets of liquid released into the air, often by means of a pressurized container or specialized device. This term can also refer to the act of dispersing such droplets or to items such as foliage or water being scattered in a similar manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spraynoun

    a small shoot or branch; a twig

  2. Spraynoun

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

  3. Spraynoun

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

  4. Spraynoun

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

  5. Sprayverb

    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

  6. Sprayverb

    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

  7. Sprayverb

    an instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer

  8. Sprayverb

    to let fall in the form of spray

  9. Sprayverb

    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

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


  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. sprayverb

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

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SPRAY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Spray is ranked #11122 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Spray surname appeared 2,851 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Spray.

    92.6% or 2,641 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 62 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.1% or 62 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 38 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.8% or 25 total occurrences were Black.
    0.8% or 23 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for spray »

  1. prays

  2. raspy

  3. spary

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  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. Gozo Island:

    There was a big raging sea beneath Azure Window, suddenly, the arch collapsed into the sea with a loud whoomph, throwing up a huge spray. By the time the spray had faded, the stack had gone too. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS Joseph Muscat, the prime minister of Malta, said on Facebook that losing the arch to corrosion was.

  2. Norman Seabrook:

    If I physically touch an inmate, it's a use of force irrespective of an injury happening, absolutely we're saying, 'Document everything. Don't physically get into an altercation but use chemical agents. Spray them. Spray everybody you've got to spray but don't punch nobody out. Just spray whoever you've got to.'.

  3. Bellevue Police Capt. Darryl McKinney:

    He took one of the cans of spray paint and actually spray-painted the person in the face and in the shirt and the side of the head.

  4. Mr vybs live:

    Muhammad Ssegirinya wanted to spray the whole Kawempe North constituency with perfume every morning so that people can breathe nice and clean fresh air

  5. Nikwax McLean:

    You can test the water repellency of your jacket at home with a simple test: Spray a little bit of water on your jacket using a spray bottle, if it starts to soak in or spread on the front of your coat, it’s time to re-waterproof. If the water beads on the surface of your jacket, then the waterproofing on your jacket is fine for a while longer.

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Translations for spray

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  • رذاذArabic
  • versprühen, Reisig, Sprühnebel, zerstäuben, SprayGerman
  • ψιχάλες, κλωνάρι, ραντίζω, ψεκάζω, ψεκασμόςGreek
  • difundir, spray, aerosol, atomizar, ramito, difusión, pulverizarSpanish
  • sumuttaa, levittää, usva, varpu, suihkuttaa, suihkepullo, terttu, suihke, spray, sumuFinnish
  • vaporiser, pulvériser, branchette, asperger, gerbe, rameau, embrun, goutteletteFrench
  • スプレー, 小枝Japanese
  • sembur, سمبورMalay
  • tózhoolNavajo, Navaho
  • kiśćPolish
  • ch'allayQuechua
  • распылитель, брызги, водяная пыль, побег, спрей, разбрызгать, бутоньерка, распылять, опрыскиватель, разбрызгивать, пульверизатор, распылитьRussian
  • xịt, phunVietnamese

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