a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
a quantity of small objects flying through the air
"a spray of bullets"
flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage
atomizer, atomiser, spray, sprayer, nebulizer, nebuliser(noun)
a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
a jet of vapor
be discharged in sprays of liquid
"Water sprayed all over the floor"
scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
"spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"
cover by spraying with a liquid
"spray the wall with paint"
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.
Origin: [Cf. Dan. sprag. See Sprig.]
A fine, gentle, disperse mist of liquid.
The sailor could feel the spray from the waves.
A small branch of flowers or berries.
The bridesmaid carried a spray of lily-of-the-valley.
To project a liquid in a dispersive manner.
a small shoot or branch; a twig
a collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a beautiful spray
a side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold
a group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches
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
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
an instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer
to let fall in the form of spray
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
Origin: [Probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]
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
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.]
sprā, n. a small shoot of a tree.—adj. Spray′ey, branching. [Akin to Ice. sprek, a twig, Dan. sprag; Doublet sprig.]
The numerical value of spray in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of spray in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of spray in a Sentence
You can't spray up high the way you can around buildings.
It’s problematic, what about a taser? What about pepper spray?
At this point in my research, I would strongly suggest spray-on repellents.
They spray-painted (Shi’ite) on the gate to alert the other militia groups.
Spray roses? That's boring, cut orchids? That's really, really big right now.
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Translations for spray
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- 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
- водяная пыль, побег, бутоньерка, распылять, опрыскиватель, разбрызгать, брызги, спрей, пульверизатор, распылитель, распылить, разбрызгиватьRussian
- phun, xịtVietnamese
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