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raynoun [C]

us   /reɪ/
  • ray noun [C] (BEAM)

physics a narrow beam of light, heat, or energy
  • ray noun [C] (LINE)

geometry half of a line
  • ray noun [C] (AMOUNT)

a slight amount or signal of something good: One couple seems interested in buying our house, which is a ray of hope after all these months.
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raynoun

uk   /reɪ/ 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.
catch some/a few rays informal
to stay outside in the sun for a period of time: I'm going out to catch a few rays before lunch.

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