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"tray" in British English

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traynoun [C]

uk   /treɪ/  us   /treɪ/
B2 a ​flatobject, usually with ​raisededges, used for ​carryingfood and ​drinks: She was ​carrying a tray ofdrinks.
mainly UK a ​flat, ​opencontainer with ​raisededges that you put on ​yourdesk for ​keepingpapers in: She put the ​letter in ​your intray. I don't ​know where I put that ​article - it must be in the ​bottom of my tray.
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(Definition of tray from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tray" in American English

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traynoun [C]

 us   /treɪ/
a ​flatcontainer, usually with ​slightlyraisededges, for ​carryingfood and ​drinks: She set the tray down between them.
(Definition of tray from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tray”
in Korean 쟁반…
in Arabic صينِيّة…
in Malaysian dulang, talam…
in French plateau…
in Russian поднос…
in Chinese (Traditional) 盤, 碟, 托盤…
in Italian vassoio…
in Turkish tepsi…
in Polish taca…
in Spanish bandeja…
in Vietnamese cái khay, cái mâm…
in Portuguese bandeja…
in Thai ถาด…
in German das Tablett…
in Catalan safata…
in Japanese (食べ物を乗せる)盆, トレイ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 盘, 碟, 托盘…
in Indonesian talam, nampan, baki…
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