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tray

 (trā)
n.
1. A shallow flat receptacle with a raised edge or rim, used for carrying, holding, or displaying articles.
2. A shallow flat receptacle with its contents: took the patient a dinner tray.

[Middle English, from Old English trēg; see deru- in Indo-European roots.]
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tray

(treɪ)
n
1. (Furniture) a thin flat board or plate of metal, plastic, etc, usually with a raised edge, on which things can be carried
2. (Furniture) a shallow receptacle for papers, etc, sometimes forming a drawer in a cabinet or box
[Old English trieg; related to Old Swedish trö corn measure, Old Norse treyja carrier, Greek driti tub, German Trog trough]
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tray

(treɪ)

n.
1. a flat, shallow container or receptacle, usu. with slightly raised edges, used for carrying, holding, or displaying articles.
2. a removable receptacle of this shape in a cabinet, box, trunk, etc.
3. a tray and its contents: a breakfast tray.
[before 1050; Middle English; late Old English trīg, c. early Swedish trö corn measure; akin to tree]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

tray

  • salver - A tray or dish on which a drink, letter, calling card, etc. is offered.
  • tray - The drawer for storing a body at a mortuary.
  • trencher - A platter or tray for serving food.
  • plateau - Can refer to an ornamented dish or tray for serving food.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tray - an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or foodtray - an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food
alms dish, alms tray - a tray for collecting the offering from a congregation
cafeteria tray - a tray for carrying your food in a cafeteria
cheese tray, cheeseboard - tray on which cheeses are served
icetray - a tray for making cubes of ice in a refrigerator
inkstand - a tray or stand for writing implements and containers for ink
receptacle - a container that is used to put or keep things in
salver - a tray (or large plate) for serving food or drinks; usually made of silver
tea tray - a tray that accommodates a tea service
lazy Susan, turntable - a revolving tray placed on a dining table
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Translations
صِينِيَّةصينيَّه
táctácek
bakke=-bakke
tarjotinkelkka
poslužavnik
tálca
bakki
쟁반
paplāte
pladenj
bricka
ถาด
khay

tray

[treɪ]
A. N (for food, dishes) → bandeja f, charola f (Mex); (= tea tray) → bandeja f del; (= filing tray) → cesta f; [of balance] → platillo m; (= drawer) → cajón m, batea f (Phot, Tech) → cubeta f
B. CPD tray cloth Ncubrebandeja m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tray

[ˈtreɪ] n
(for carrying)plateau m
(on desk)corbeille f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

tray

nTablett nt; (= tea tray)Teebrett nt, → Servierbrett nt; (of cakes, small) → Platte f; (big) → Brett nt; (for display) → Auslagekästchen nt; (= baking tray)(Back)blech nt; (for pencils etc) → (Feder)schale f; (for papers, mail) → Ablage f; (= drawer)(Schub)fach nt; (of printer)Schacht m; (of street vendor etc)Bauchladen m; (in suitcase, trunk) → Einsatz m; (Phot: = ice tray) → Schale f; (for ash) → Kasten m; (in bird cage) → Schublade f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tray

[treɪ] n (for carrying) → vassoio; (filing tray) → vassoio per la corrispondenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tray

(trei) noun
a flat piece of wood, metal etc with a low edge, for carrying dishes etc. She brought in the tea on a tray; a tea-tray.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

tray

صِينِيَّة tác bakke Tablett δίσκος bandeja tarjotin plateau poslužavnik vassoio 쟁반 dienblad brett taca bandeja поднос bricka ถาด tepsi khay 托盘
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

tray

n bandeja, charola (Mex)
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References in classic literature ?
A light-colored mulatto boy, in dress coat and bearing a diminutive silver tray for the reception of cards, admitted them.
In fact, after three hours and a half, Pinocchio saw her return with a silver tray on her head.
Shortly afterwards the lamp in the foremost skylight of the saloon was turned out; and this was the sign that the steward had taken in the tray and had retired for the night.
Bishopriggs appeared mysteriously, with the cloth for dinner over his arm, and with his second in c ommand behind him, bearing "the furnishing of the table" (as it was called at Craig Fernie) on a tray.
He was now dressed in white, and carried a little tray with some coffee and boiled vegetables thereon.
Soon after "Uncle's" reappearance the door was opened, evidently from the sound by a barefooted girl, and a stout, rosy, good-looking woman of about forty, with a double chin and full red lips, entered carrying a large loaded tray. With hospitable dignity and cordiality in her glance and in every motion, she looked at the visitors and, with a pleasant smile, bowed respectfully.
The trap works in that locked-up room you never got into; and when our hands are on the machinery, we are awkward enough to have a little accident with the luncheon tray. 'Quite Ready' is the signal to lower the trap, which we do in the regular theater-fashion.
'Let us go together into the town, and the moment we meet a baker you must make a rush between his legs and upset the tray from off his head; I will lay hold of the rolls, and will carry them off to our master.' No sooner said than done.
In one corner played a tinkling fountain of perfumed water, and in another was a table bearing a golden tray loaded with freshly gathered fruit, including several of the red-cheeked apples that the shaggy man loved.
On the chest of drawers there was a tray with a spirit lamp and a small saucepan on it.
The tall girls went out and returned presently, each bearing a tray, with portions of something, I knew not what, arranged thereon, and a pitcher of water and mug in the middle of each tray.
Upon this, the old woman cleared the little table, went out of the room, and quickly returned with a tray on which was a dish of little rusks and a small precise pat of butter, cool, symmetrical, white, and plump.