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spray 1

 (sprā)
n.
1.
a. Water or other liquid moving in a mass of dispersed droplets, as from a wave.
b. A moving mass of particles or projectiles: a spray of bullets.
2.
a. A fine jet of liquid discharged from a pressurized container.
b. A pressurized container; an atomizer.
c. Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner.
v. sprayed, spray·ing, sprays
v.tr.
1. To disperse (a liquid, for example) in a mass or jet of droplets, particles, or small pieces.
2. To apply a spray to (a surface); hit with a spray.
v.intr.
1. To discharge sprays of liquid.
2. To be directed or dispersed in a spray.
3. Zoology To urinate on various objects as a way of marking territory.

[From obsolete spray, to sprinkle, from Middle Dutch sprayen.]

spray′er n.

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spray 2

 (sprā)
n.
1. A small branch bearing buds, flowers, or berries.
2. Something, such as a decorative motif, that resembles such a branch.

[Middle English, from Old English *spræg.]

spray

(spreɪ)
n
1. (Chemistry) fine particles of a liquid
2. (Chemistry)
a. a liquid, such as perfume, paint, etc, designed to be discharged from an aerosol or atomizer: hair spray.
b. the aerosol or atomizer itself
3. a quantity of small objects flying through the air: a spray of bullets.
vb
4. to scatter (liquid) in the form of fine particles
5. (Chemistry) to discharge (a liquid) from an aerosol or atomizer
6. (tr) to treat or bombard with a spray: to spray the lawn.
[C17: from Middle Dutch sprāien; related to Middle High German spræjen]
ˈsprayer n

spray

(spreɪ)
n
1. (Botany) a single slender shoot, twig, or branch that bears buds, leaves, flowers, or berries, either growing on or detached from a plant
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a small decorative bouquet or corsage of flowers and foliage
3. (Jewellery) a piece of jewellery designed to resemble a spray of flowers, leaves, etc
[C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old English sprǣc young shoot, Old Norse sprek brittle wood, Old High German sprahhula splinter]

spray1

(spreɪ)

n.
1. water or other liquid broken up into minute droplets and blown, ejected into, or falling through the air.
2. a jet of fine particles of liquid discharged from an atomizer or other device.
3. a liquid to be discharged or applied in such a jet.
4. an apparatus or device for discharging such a liquid.
5. a quantity of small objects, flying or discharged through the air: a spray of shattered glass.
v.t.
6. to scatter in the form of fine particles.
7. to apply or direct in a spray.
8. to sprinkle or treat with a spray.
v.i.
9. to scatter or discharge a spray.
10. to issue forth in a spray.
[1615–25; appar. < early Dutch spraeyen, c. Middle High German spræjen]
spray′er, n.

spray2

(spreɪ)

n.
1. a single, slender shoot, twig, or branch with its leaves, flowers, or berries.
2. an arrangement of cut flowers or branches.
3. an ornament resembling a spray of flowers.
[1250–1300; Middle English, appar. continuing Old English *sprǣg; compare Old English sprǣc with same sense]

Spray

 a bundle of small branches and foliage or anything resembling them.
Examples: spray of branches; of flowers; of honeysuckle, 1854; of roses, 1873; of the sea, 1813; of water.

spray


Past participle: sprayed
Gerund: spraying

Imperative
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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spray

A group of flowers produced from one branching stem.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spray - a pesticide in suspension or solutionspray - a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
pesticide - a chemical used to kill pests (as rodents or insects)
2.spray - a quantity of small objects flying through the air; "a spray of bullets"
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
3.spray - flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage
floral arrangement, flower arrangement - a decorative arrangement of flowers
4.spray - a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mistspray - a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
airbrush - an atomizer to spray paint by means of compressed air
dispenser - a container so designed that the contents can be used in prescribed amounts
5.spray - water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
water vapor, water vapour - water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature
sea spray - spray from ocean waves
spindrift, spoondrift - spray blown up from the surface of the sea
6.spray - a jet of vapor
spirt, spurt, squirt, jet - the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
Verb1.spray - be discharged in sprays of liquid; "Water sprayed all over the floor"
disperse, sprinkle, dot, scatter, dust - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
2.spray - scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"
shower - spray or sprinkle with; "The guests showered rice on the couple"
atomise, atomize - spray very finely; "atomize perfume"
mist - spray finely or cover with mist
syringe - spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe
disperse, sprinkle, dot, scatter, dust - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
3.spray - cover by spraying with a liquid; "spray the wall with paint"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

spray

1
noun
1. droplets, moisture, fine mist, drizzle, spindrift, spoondrift The moon was casting a rainbow through the spray of the waterfall.
2. aerosol, sprinkler, nebulizer, atomizer an insect-repellent spray
verb
1. scatter, shower, sprinkle, diffuse A shower of seeds sprayed into the air and fell on the grass. We sprayed the area with weedkiller.

spray

2
noun sprig, buttonhole, floral arrangement, branch, bough, shoot, corsage, boutonniere (French) a small spray of freesias

spray

noun
A sudden swift stream of ejected liquid:
verb
1. To eject or be ejected in a sudden thin, swift stream:
2. To hurl or scatter liquid upon:
Translations
رَشَّاشرُشوشمِرَشَّهيَرْتَش، يَرْشُقيَرُشُّ
drobné kapičkypostřikpostřikovatrozprašovačrozprašovat
spraysprøjtestøvregnforstøver
ruiskuttaasuihkesuihkuttaasumusumuttaa
sprejsprejati
megpermetezpermetpermetezspray
úîaúîariúîastúîi
噴霧噴霧する
분무분무하다
apipurkštinupurkštipurkštuvaspurškiamas skystispurslai
aerosolsapšļakstītapsmidzinātizsmidzināms šķidrumspulverizators
postrekovaťrozprašovačrozprašovaťspŕška
pršecpršilopršitiškropivo
sprejspreja
พ่นละอองน้ำ
bụi nướcphun bụi nước

spray

1 [spreɪ]
A. N
1. (= liquid) → rociada f; [of sea] → espuma f; (from atomizer, aerosol) → pulverización f
2. (= aerosol, atomizer) → atomizador m, spray m (Med) → rociador m
paint spraypistola f (rociadora) de pintura
to paint with a spraypintar con pistola
B. VT [+ water etc] → rociar
she sprayed perfume on my handme roció perfume en la mano
to spray sth/sb with water/bulletsrociar algo/a algn de agua/balas
to spray the roses with insecticiderociar las rosas de insecticida
to spray paint on to a carpintar un coche con una pistola rociadora
there was graffiti sprayed on the wallhabía pintadas de spray en la pared
C. CPD spray can Nespray m, pulverizador m
spray gun Npistola f rociadora, pulverizador m
spray paint Npintura f spray
spray out VI + ADV [liquid etc] → salir a chorro
water sprayed out all over themel agua les caló

spray

2 [spreɪ] N (Bot) → ramita f, ramo m

spray

[ˈspreɪ]
n
[water, seawater] → (fines) gouttelettes fpl
(= liquid kept in pressurized can) → spray m
(= container) (for deodorant)spray m, vaporisateur m, atomiseur m; (for paint, insecticide)bombe f; (for perfume, water, antiseptic)vaporisateur m, atomiseur m, spray m
(= act of spraying) → pulvérisation f
to give sth a spray [+ hair] → mettre du spray sur qch; [+ plants] → pulvériser qch
[flowers] → petit bouquet m
vt
[+ hair] → mettre du spray sur; [+ plants, room] → pulvériser
[+ water, insecticide] → pulvériser; [+ perfume] → vaporiser
She sprayed perfume on her hand → Elle vaporisa du parfum sur sa main.
(with pesticide) [+ crops] → traiter
(with paint) [+ car, wall] → peindre à la bombe, bomber
Somebody had sprayed graffiti on the wall → Quelqu'un avait bombé des graffiti sur le mur.
(= cover) (with bullets)cribler
vi [water, blood] → jaillir
modif [deodorant] → en spray, atomiseur, bombespray can nbombe f aérosolspray gun npistolet m (à peinture)spray-on [ˈspreɪɒn] adjen aérosolspray paint spray-paint [ˈspreɪpeɪnt]
npeinture f en bombe

spray

:
spray artist
nSprayer(in) m(f)
spray can
nSprühdose f

spray

:
spray gun
spray-on
adj
(lit)zum Aufsprühen; spray furniture polishMöbelpolitur fzum Aufsprühen
(hum inf) jeans, dress etcknalleng
spray-paint
vtsprühen (→ on auf +acc, → an +acc)

spray

1
n (= bouquet)Strauß m; (= buttonhole)Ansteckblume f

spray

2
n
Sprühnebel m, → Sprühregen m; (of sea)Gischt m; the spray from the lorries makes it difficult to seedie Lastwagen spritzen so, dass man kaum etwas sehen kann
(= implement)Sprühdose f, → Sprühflasche f; (= insecticide spray, for irrigation)Spritze f, → Sprühgerät nt; (= scent spray)Zerstäuber m; (on shower) → Brause f, → Duschkopf m
(= preparation, Med, hairspray etc) → Spray m or nt
(= act of spraying)(Be)sprühen nt; to give something a sprayetw besprühen; (with paint, insecticide) → etw spritzen; (with hairspray etc) → etw sprayen
vt plants, insects etcbesprühen; garden, crops (with paint, insecticide) → spritzen; hairsprayen; roomaussprühen; bulletsregnen lassen; water, paint, foamsprühen, spritzen; champagneverspritzen; graffitisprühen; perfumezerstäuben, (ver)sprühen; to spray insecticide on plantsPflanzen (mit Insektenmittel) spritzen; to spray something with water/bulletsetw mit Wasser besprühen/mit Kugeln übersäen
visprühen; (water, mud)spritzen; to spray outheraussprühen/-spritzen; to spray against somethinggegen etw spritzen

spray

1 [spreɪ]
1. n
a. (from hosepipe) → getto; (from wet road) → schizzi mpl; (of sea, fountain) → spruzzi mpl; (from atomizer, aerosol) → spruzzo
b. (aerosol, atomizer) → spray m inv, bomboletta; (of perfume) → vaporizzatore m; (for paint, garden) → spruzzatore m, nebulizzatore m (Med) → spray
2. vt (gen) → spruzzare; (crops) → irrorare
to spray sth/sb with water → spruzzare qc/qn d'acqua
to spray sth/sb with bullets → sparare una scarica di proiettili contro qc/qn
3. adj (deodorant) → spray inv; (gun, paint) → a spruzzo

spray

2 [spreɪ] n (of greenery) → ramoscello; (of flowers) → mazzolino; (brooch) → spilla a forma di ramoscello

spray

(sprei) noun
1. a fine mist of small flying drops (of water etc) such as that given out by a waterfall. The perfume came out of the bottle in a fine spray.
2. a device with many small holes, or other instrument, for producing a fine mist of liquid. She used a spray to rinse her hair.
3. a liquid for spraying. He bought a can of fly-spray.
verb
1. to (cause liquid to) come out in a mist or in fine jets. The water sprayed all over everyone.
2. to cover with a mist or with fine jets of liquid. He sprayed the roses to kill pests.

spray

رَشَّاش, يَرُشُّ drobné kapičky, stříkat spray, sprøjte Spray, sprühen σπρέι, ψεκάζω pulverizador, pulverizar ruiskuttaa, suihke vaporisateur, vaporiser sprej, sprejati spruzzare, spruzzo 噴霧, 噴霧する 분무, 분무하다 spray, spuiten spray, spraye mgiełka, rozpryskać borrifo, pulverizar мелкие брызги, распылять sprej, spreja พ่น, ละอองน้ำ püskürtmek, serpinti bụi nước, phun bụi nước 喷雾

spray

n. atomizador de líquido para rociar;
v. rociar con un líquido.

spray

n aerosol m, spray m, espray m (RAE), atomizador m; (of an inhaler) inhalación f, disparo; hair — laca (para el peinado, en aerosol); nasal — aerosol or spray nasal; pepper — aerosol or spray de pimienta, gas pimienta
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Whenever one looked at this slope against the setting sun, the circle showed like a pattern in the grass; and this morning, when the first light spray of snow lay over it, it came out with wonderful distinctness, like strokes of Chinese white on canvas.
A broken spray of pine needles rustled along the roof, or a pine cone dropped with a quick reverberating tap-tap that for an instant startled her.
From father to son, for above a hundred years, they followed the sea; a grey-headed shipmaster, in each generation, retiring from the quarter-deck to the homestead, while a boy of fourteen took the hereditary place before the mast, confronting the salt spray and the gale which had blustered against his sire and grandsire.
The next thing she did, however, was to stoop straight down and pluck--quite as if it were all she was there for--a big, ugly spray of withered fern.
Moving on, I at last came to a dim sort of light not far from the docks, and heard a forlorn creaking in the air; and looking up, saw a swinging sign over the door with a white painting upon it, faintly representing a tall straight jet of misty spray, and these words underneath -- The Spouter-Inn: --Peter Coffin.
Espied by some timid man-of-war or blundering discovery-vessel from afar, when the distance obscuring the swarming fowls, nevertheless still shows the white mass floating in the sun, and the white spray heaving high against it; straightway the whale's unharming corpse, with trembling fingers is set down in the log -- shoals, rocks, and breakers hereabouts: beware
Before him was one of the vents of the mill in which the fertilizer was being ground-- rushing forth in a great brown river, with a spray of the finest dust flung forth in clouds.
In the middle of the court, a fountain threw high its silvery water, falling in a never-ceasing spray into a marble basin, fringed with a deep border of fragrant violets.
Practical jokes worthy of the English wits of the first quarter of the far-off nineteenth century were sprung here and there and yonder along the line, and compelled the delightedest applause; and sometimes when a bright remark was made at one end of the procession and started on its travels toward the other, you could note its progress all the way by the sparkling spray of laughter it threw off from its bows as it plowed along; and also by the blushes of the mules in its wake.
But he is not listening to them, he is there for business; he is not minding the cloak-bearers that come fluttering around to confuse him; he chases this way, he chases that way, and hither and yon, scattering the nimble banderillos in every direction like a spray, and receiving their maddening darts in his neck as they dodge and fly - oh, but it's a lively spectacle, and brings down the house
It is a fine sight to see the evening sunlight suddenly strike the leafy declivity at the Castle's base and dash up it and drench it as with a luminous spray, while the adjacent groves are in deep shadow.
She took off her handkerchief turban and dressed her glossy wealth of hair "like white folks"; she added some odds and ends of rather lurid ribbon and a spray of atrocious artificial flowers; finally she threw over her shoulders a fluffy thing called a "cloud" in that day, which was of a blazing red complexion.