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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
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That controls the sunray tanks, and should you pull it too far down, all Kadabra would be consumed by heat before I could replace it.
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.
John G Taylor Trophy (cow's family): 1 B&V Davidson, Errolston Gold Ricki & Errolston GW Ricki; 2 David Yates, Meiklefirth Plaid Lutske & Meiklefirth Doorman Lutske; 3 Steven Roan, Colvend Fever Sunray & Colvend Doorman Sunray; 4 Brian Yates, Logan Sid Edie & Logan Beemer Edie.
Prominent writers, poets and scholars, including Asif Farrukhi, Dr Fatima Hassan, Waja Khuda Bakhsh Baloch, Kaleem Lashari, Aqil Abbas Jafari, Hassan Sunray and Nasir Rehim Sorabi, and book lovers attended the fair.
Catherine Sullivan was recently promoted to Director of Operations - Retail Divisions for The Sunray Companies.
The MST3 Son of Time Chronos Joyride Special Edition sports a 45-mm steel case with black Italian leather strap, black stitching and sunray gray dial.
The project at Northwest 12th Avenue and Flanders Street comes from a pair of development partners Seattle's Vibrant Cities and The Sunray Companies of Madison, Mississippi.
ABSTRACT The sunray venus clam has been advanced as an alternative species to hard clams for aquaculture in Florida.
Its Sunray division produces some 55 million units of very diverse packaging each year.
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