ray Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "ray" - English Dictionary

See all translations

raynoun

uk   us   /reɪ/

ray noun (BEAM)

B2 [C] a narrow beam of light, heat, etc. travelling in a straight line from its place of origin: A ray of sunshine shone through a gap in the clouds. Light rays bend as they pass from air to water.
More examples

ray noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

C2 [C] a small amount of a feeling that makes you feel happier or more full of hope: There's still a ray of hope that the missing child will be found alive.

ray noun (FISH)

[C] a large, flat sea fish with a long, narrow tail

ray noun (MUSIC)

[S] the musical note re
(Definition of ray from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of ray?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “ray” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
truth

the quality of being true

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More