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re·lay

 (rē′lā)
n.
1. An act of passing something along from one person, group, or station to another.
2. Sports
a. A relay race.
b. A division of a relay race.
3. Electronics A device that responds to a small current or voltage change by activating switches or other devices in an electric circuit.
4. A crew of workers who relieve another crew; a shift.
5. A fresh team, as of horses or dogs, to relieve weary animals in a hunt, task, or journey.
tr.v. (rē′lā, rĭ-lā′) re·layed, re·lay·ing, re·lays
1. To pass along by or as if by relay: relayed the message to his boss.
2. To supply with fresh relays.
3. Electronics To control or retransmit by means of a relay.

[Middle English relai, fresh team of dogs for a hunt, from Old French, from relaier, to relay : re-, re- + laier, to leave (of Germanic origin; see leip- in Indo-European roots).]

relay

n
1. a person or team of people relieving others, as on a shift
2. a fresh team of horses, dogs, etc, posted at intervals along a route to relieve others
3. the act of relaying or process of being relayed
4. (General Sporting Terms)
a. short for relay race
b. one of the sections of a relay race
5. (Mechanical Engineering) an automatic device that controls the setting of a valve, switch, etc, by means of an electric motor, solenoid, or pneumatic mechanism
6. (Electronics) electronics an electrical device in which a small change in current or voltage controls the switching on or off of circuits or other devices
7. (Telecommunications) radio
a. a combination of a receiver and transmitter designed to receive radio signals and retransmit them, in order to extend their range
b. (as modifier): a relay station.
vb (tr)
8. to carry or spread (something, such as news or information) by relays
9. to supply or replace with relays
10. (Telecommunications) to retransmit (a signal) by means of a relay
11. (Broadcasting) Brit to broadcast (a performance) by sending out signals through a transmitting station: this concert is being relayed from the Albert Hall.
[C15 relaien, from Old French relaier to leave behind, from re- + laier to leave, ultimately from Latin laxāre to loosen; see relax]

re-lay

or re•lay

(riˈleɪ)

v.t. -laid, -lay•ing.
to lay again.
[1580–90]

re•lay

(ˈri leɪ; v. also rɪˈleɪ)
n.
1. a series of persons relieving one another or taking turns; shift.
2. a fresh set of dogs or horses posted in readiness for use in a hunt, on a journey, etc.
3.
b. a length or leg in a relay race.
4.
a. an electrical device that responds to a change of current or voltage in one circuit by making or breaking a connection in another.
5. an act or instance of conveying or transmitting by relay.
v.t.
6. to carry or convey by or as if by relays: to relay a message.
7. to provide with or replace by fresh relays.
8. to retransmit (a signal, message, etc.) by or as if by means of an electrical relay.
[1375–1425; (v.) late Middle English relaien to unleash fresh hounds in a hunt < Middle French relaier, Old French: to leave behind, release=re- re- + laier to leave, dial. variant of laissier < Latin laxāre (see relax)]

re·lay

(rē′lā)
An electrical switch that is operated by an electromagnet, such as a solenoid. When a small current passes through the electromagnet's coiled wire, it causes a movable iron bar to pivot and open or close the switch.

relay


Past participle: relayed
Gerund: relaying

Imperative
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Present
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he/she/it relays
we relay
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
I am relaying
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Present Perfect
I have relayed
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Past Continuous
I was relaying
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Past Perfect
I had relayed
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Future
I will relay
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Future Perfect
I will have relayed
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Future Continuous
I will be relaying
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been relaying
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been relaying
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been relaying
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Conditional
I would relay
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we would relay
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Past Conditional
I would have relayed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.relay - the act of passing something along from one person or group to anotherrelay - the act of passing something along from one person or group to another; "the relay was successful"
handing over, passage - the act of passing something to another person
2.relay - a crew of workers who relieve another crew
shift - a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time
3.relay - a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals
team - two or more draft animals that work together to pull something
4.relay - a race between teamsrelay - a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
torch race - (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next
5.relay - electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit
circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit - an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
electromagnet - a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
Verb1.relay - pass along; "Please relay the news to the villagers"
communicate, pass along, put across, pass on, pass - transmit information ; "Please communicate this message to all employees"; "pass along the good news"
2.relay - control or operate by relay
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"

relay

verb
1. broadcast, carry, spread, communicate, transmit, send out It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
2. repeat, transfer, communicate, hand on, pass on, impart She relayed the message, then frowned.
noun
1. broadcast, programme, communication, transmission, dispatch, telecast, webcast More than a thousand people listened to a relay of the proceedings.
Translations
إلْتِقاط وإرْسالسِبَاقُ الـمَرَاحِليَسْتَلِم وَيَنْقُل
štafetapřenášetpřenos
overføreoverførselstafettransmissiontransmittere
vuoronvaihto
smjena
koma áleiîis; senda útútsending; endurvarp
交替班
교대조
estafetėpamainomisretransliacijatransliacija
pārraidīttranslācijatranslēt
relä
การวิ่งผลัด
eski grubun yerini alan yeni grupnaklen yayınnaklen yayınlamaknakletmek
người chạy tiếp sức

relay

[ˈriːleɪ]
A. N
1. [of workmen] → turno m; [of horses] → posta f
to work in relaystrabajar por turnos, ir relevándose en el trabajo
2. (Sport) (also relay race) → carrera f de relevos
the 400 metres relaylos 400 metros relevos
3. (Tech) → relé m
4. (Rad, TV) → repetidor m
B. VT
1. (Rad, TV) [+ concert, football match] → retransmitir
2. (= pass on) → transmitir, pasar
to relay a message to sbtransmitir or pasar un mensaje a algn
C. CPD relay station N (Elec) → estación f repetidora

relay

[ˈriːleɪ]
n (= race) → relais m
[rɪˈleɪ] vt
(= pass on) [+ message, news] → relayer
to relay the news to sb → relayer la nouvelle à qn
(= broadcast) → retransmettrerelay race ncourse f de relaisrelay station nrelais m

relay

n
(of workers etc)Ablösung f; (of horses)frisches Gespann; to eat in relaysin Schichten essen
(Sport, also relay race) → Staffel f, → Staffellauf m
(Rad, TV) → Relais nt
vt
(Rad, TV etc) programme, signal(weiter) übertragen
messageausrichten (to sb jdm); information, detailsweiterleiten (to sb an jdm)

relay

[n ˈriːleɪ; vb rɪˈleɪ]
1. n
a. (of workmen, horses) → ricambio
to work in relays → lavorare a squadre (dandosi il cambio)
b. (Radio, TV) → ripetitore m (Elec) → relé m inv (Sport) (also relay race) → (corsa a) staffetta
2. vt (Radio, TV) → ripetere; (pass on, message) → passare, trasmettere

relay

(riˈlei) past tense, past participle reˈlayed verb
to receive and pass on (news, a message, a television programme etc).
noun
(ˈriːlei) (the sending out of) a radio, television etc signal or programme which has been received (from another place).
relay race
a race between teams of runners, swimmers etc, in which the members of the team run, swim etc one after another, each covering one part of the total distance to be run, swum etc.
in relays
in groups which perform some job, task etc one after another, one group starting when another group stops. During the flood, firemen and policemen worked in relays to rescue people who were trapped.

relay

سِبَاقُ الـمَرَاحِل štafeta stafet Ablösung ρελέ relevo vuoronvaihto relais smjena staffetta 交替班 교대조 estafette relé zmiana koni lub zawodników w grze revezamento эстафета relä การวิ่งผลัด eski grubun yerini alan yeni grup người chạy tiếp sức 接力赛
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Hooja's men, working in relays, were com-mencing to show the effects of the strain under which they had been forced to work without food or water, and I think their weakening aided us almost as much as the slight freshening of the wind.
The countess herself and her handsome eldest daughter were in the drawing-room with the visitors who came to congratulate, and who constantly succeeded one another in relays.
Joan and Sheldon, both armed, went through the barracks, house by house, the boss-boys assisting, and half a dozen messengers, in relay, shouting along the line the names of the boys wanted.