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splay

 (splā)
v. splayed, splay·ing, splays
v.tr.
1. To spread (the limbs, for example) out or apart: The dog rolled on its back and splayed its legs.
2. To make slanting or sloping; bevel: splayed the edge of the tabletop.
3. To dislocate (a bone). Used of an animal.
v.intr.
1. To be spread out or apart: After work, he splayed out on the couch.
2. To slant or slope.
adj.
1. Spread or turned out.
2. Clumsy or clumsily formed; awkward.
n. Architecture
An oblique angle or bevel given to the sides of an opening in a wall so that the opening is wider on one side of the wall than on the other.

[Middle English splayen, short for displayen; see display.]

splay

(spleɪ)
adj
1. spread out; broad and flat
2. turned outwards in an awkward manner
vb
3. to spread out; turn out or expand
4. (Veterinary Science) (tr) vet science to dislocate (a joint)
n
5. (Architecture) a surface of a wall that forms an oblique angle to the main flat surfaces, esp at a doorway or window opening
6. enlargement
[C14: short for display]

splay

(spleɪ)

v.t.
1. to spread out, expand, or extend.
2. to form with an oblique angle; make slanting; bevel.
3. to disjoin; dislocate.
v.i.
4. to have an oblique or slanting direction.
5. to spread or flare.
n.
6. a surface that makes an oblique angle with another, as where the opening through a wall for a window or door widens from one side to the other.
adj.
7. spread out; wide and flat; turned outward.
8. oblique or awry.
[1300–50; Middle English; aph. form of display]

splay


Past participle: splayed
Gerund: splaying

Imperative
splay
splay
Present
I splay
you splay
he/she/it splays
we splay
you splay
they splay
Preterite
I splayed
you splayed
he/she/it splayed
we splayed
you splayed
they splayed
Present Continuous
I am splaying
you are splaying
he/she/it is splaying
we are splaying
you are splaying
they are splaying
Present Perfect
I have splayed
you have splayed
he/she/it has splayed
we have splayed
you have splayed
they have splayed
Past Continuous
I was splaying
you were splaying
he/she/it was splaying
we were splaying
you were splaying
they were splaying
Past Perfect
I had splayed
you had splayed
he/she/it had splayed
we had splayed
you had splayed
they had splayed
Future
I will splay
you will splay
he/she/it will splay
we will splay
you will splay
they will splay
Future Perfect
I will have splayed
you will have splayed
he/she/it will have splayed
we will have splayed
you will have splayed
they will have splayed
Future Continuous
I will be splaying
you will be splaying
he/she/it will be splaying
we will be splaying
you will be splaying
they will be splaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been splaying
you have been splaying
he/she/it has been splaying
we have been splaying
you have been splaying
they have been splaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been splaying
you will have been splaying
he/she/it will have been splaying
we will have been splaying
you will have been splaying
they will have been splaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been splaying
you had been splaying
he/she/it had been splaying
we had been splaying
you had been splaying
they had been splaying
Conditional
I would splay
you would splay
he/she/it would splay
we would splay
you would splay
they would splay
Past Conditional
I would have splayed
you would have splayed
he/she/it would have splayed
we would have splayed
you would have splayed
they would have splayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splay - an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
bevel, chamfer, cant - two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
Verb1.splay - spread open or apart; "He splayed his huge hands over the table"
spread, unfold, open, spread out - spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
2.splay - turn outwardsplay - turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
3.splay - move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
Adj.1.splay - turned outward in an ungainly manner; "splay knees"
splayfoot, splayfooted - having feet that turn outward
Translations

splay

[spleɪ] VT
1. [+ feet, legs] → abrir, extender
2. (Tech) → biselar, achaflanar

splay

vt
(= spread out) legs, fingers, toesspreizen; feetnach außen stellen; the wheels are splayeddie Räder stehen nach außen, die Räder haben negativen Sturz
(Tech) pipeweiten; window frameausschrägen
vinach außen gehen; (pillars also)sich nach außen biegen; (window frame)ausgeschrägt sein; he was splayed out on the grounder lag auf der Erde und hatte alle viere von sich gestreckt
n (Archit) → Ausschrägung f

splay

:
splayfoot
splayfooted
adjmit nach außen gestellten Füßen; to be splaynach außen gehen

splay

[spleɪ] vi splayed fingersdita allargate