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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.]

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]

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]

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.
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
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

tray

[ˈtreɪ] n
(for carrying)plateau m
(on desk)corbeille f

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

tray

[treɪ] n (for carrying) → vassoio; (filing tray) → vassoio per la corrispondenza

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.

tray

صِينِيَّة tác bakke Tablett δίσκος bandeja tarjotin plateau poslužavnik vassoio 쟁반 dienblad brett taca bandeja поднос bricka ถาด tepsi khay 托盘

tray

n bandeja, charola (Mex)
References in classic literature ?
I remembered her tripping briskly about the dining-room on her high heels, carrying a big trayful of dishes, glancing rather pertly at the spruce travelling men, and contemptuously at the scrubby ones-- who were so afraid of her that they didn't dare to ask for two kinds of pie.
It was at this touching moment that the pantaloon hobbled in, also dressed as we had seen him last, and carrying, unfortunately, a trayful of sausages, which at once increased the general gloom, for he announced, in his squeaky voice, that they were the very sausages that had lately been the dog.
Meanwhile Joseph had brought a trayful of small articles.