ray noun (BEAM)
catch some/a few rays informal
- The room was small and dark, without so much as a ray of light to brighten the gloom.
- The letter offered us a ray of hope.
- The alarm emits infra-red rays which are used to detect any intruder.
- Through the window came the last few oblique rays of evening sunshine.
- A few rays of sunlight pierced the smoke.