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sunray

(ˈsʌnˌreɪ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) literary a ray of light from the sun
2. (General Physics) a ray of ultraviolet light artificially produced, as for instance by a sunray lamp
adj
resembling sunrays, radiating from a central point, having a design like radiating sunbeams

sun•ray

(ˈsʌnˌreɪ)

n.
a ray of sunlight; sunbeam.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sunray - a ray of sunlightsunray - a ray of sunlight      
light beam, ray, ray of light, beam of light, shaft of light, irradiation, beam, shaft - a column of light (as from a beacon)
sunlight, sunshine, sun - the rays of the sun; "the shingles were weathered by the sun and wind"
2.sunray - herb having a basal cluster of grey-green leaves and leafless stalks each with a solitary broad yellow flower head; desert areas Idaho to Arizona
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
Enceliopsis, genus Enceliopsis - small genus of xerophytic herbs of southwestern United States
3.sunray - a ray of artificial ultraviolet light from a sunray lamp
ultraviolet, ultraviolet illumination, ultraviolet light, ultraviolet radiation, UV - radiation lying in the ultraviolet range; wave lengths shorter than light but longer than X rays
Translations

sunray

[ˈsʌnreɪ] ADJ sunray lamplámpara f ultravioleta
sunray treatmenthelioterapia f, tratamiento m con lámpara ultravioleta
References in classic literature ?
When the sunrays at last struck full and mellowingly upon the earth, the youth saw that the landscape was streaked with two long, thin, black columns which disappeared on the brow of a hill in front and rearward vanished in a wood.
This fit of hot anger was succeeded by a sudden sadness, by the darkening passage of a thought that ran over the scorched surface of his heart, like upon a barren plain, and after a fiercer assault of sunrays, the melancholy and cooling shadow of a cloud.
The Ministry of Labour urged all the relevant establishments that have worksites exposed to sunrays to comply with the above edict to protect their own workers against summertime diseases and potential injuries, including the arrangement of their working hours to ensure smooth workflow in projects and businesses all over the Kingdom's governorates.
The training period will last for 12 months, and will see graduates taught how to use measurement devices for sunrays, wind speed, temperature, and humidity.
This way you will get more protection from the dangerous sunrays.
That was before a century-old idea, as old as Rjukan itself, was brought to life: to install mirrors on a 400-metre high peak to deflect sunrays towards the central square.
SUNRAYS reflected by glass bottles were the highly unusual cause of a house blaze in which four people were lucky to escape unhurt.
As for the solar plates, they produce power when the sunrays are available.
PlanetSolar, the brainchild of Swiss eco-adventurer and former ambulance driver Raphael Domjan from Yverdon-les-Bains is the first vessel to ever complete a round-trip of the world entirely powered by sunrays.
The sunrays were made from tooling foil cut into triangular shapes.
According to doctors, people should cover heads and faces before going outside to avoid intense sunrays.
The Monarch is wearing an Angela Kelly-designed single crepe wool primrose dress with hand-sewn beading at the neck in the shape of sunrays.