3 Letters
2 Consonants
1 Vowels
1 Syllables
Origin/Roots
Middle English
Type Of Speech
You can use ray as a noun or as a verb in a sentence.
School Grade
Ray is set as a kindergarten word that starts with r, ends with y, 1 syllables, 1 vowels and 3 letters.
Word Information
A 1 syllables noun with the letters a, r and y, 2 consonants, 1 vowels and 1 syllables. The starting characters are r, ra, and ending characters are y, ay, with 3 letters..
Noun Examples
cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside;
most swim by moving the pectoral fins
any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish
the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
a column of light (as from a beacon)
a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation
a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point
Verb Examples
expose to radiation;
"irradiate food"
extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center;
"spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel";
"This plants radiates spines in all directions"
emit as rays;
"That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"

Synonyms (Cognitive Synonyms) For "Ray"

There are 176 synonyms available. These are words that have a similar meaning, mean the same thing or have close definition to ray.

Synonym Definition
Absolute Frequency
Acoustic Wave
Actinic Radiation
Actinic Ray
Actinismthe property of radiation that enables it to produce photochemical effects
Actinotherapy(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to radiation from a radioactive substance
Amplitudegreatness of magnitude
Antinode(physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system
Atom(physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
Atomic Beam

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Anagrams

There are 3 anagrams from ray.

Anagram Definition
Raycartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside
most swim by moving the pectoral fins
Ryaa shag rug made in Sweden
Ayra port in southwestern Scotland

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Hypernyms

Ray has 2 hypernyms.

Word Definition
Elasmobranchany of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks
rays
skates
Selachianany of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks
rays
skates

Hyponyms

There are 12 hyponyms for ray

Word Definition
Crampfishany sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges
Devilfishextremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes;
usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
Eagle Ray
Electric Ray
Guitarfishprimitive tropical bottom-dwelling ray with a guitar-shaped body
Mantaextremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes;
usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned
Manta Ray
Numbfishany sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges
Sawfishprimitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout
Skatelarge edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head;
swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

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Names With The Word "Ray"

589 names are spelled with ray.

Name Male Female
RayYesNo
RaymondYesNo
MurrayYesNo
GrayYesNo
LorayneNoYes

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