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tray

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noun \ˈtrā\

Simple Definition of tray

  • : a thin, flat, and often rectangular piece of plastic, metal, wood, etc., that has a low rim and that is used for carrying things

  • : a container that has low sides and usually no top and that is used to hold something

Full Definition of tray

  1. :  an open receptacle with a flat bottom and a low rim for holding, carrying, or exhibiting articles

tray·ful play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of tray

  1. She carried the tray of food to our table.

  2. a car with several storage trays



Origin of tray

Middle English, from Old English trīg, trēg; akin to Old Swedish trø wooden grain measure and probably to Old English trēow tree — more at tree


First Known Use: before 12th century



TRAY Defined for Kids

tray

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noun \ˈtrā\

Definition of tray

  1. :  an open container with a flat bottom and low rim for holding, carrying, or showing articles <a waiter's tray> <a tray of ice cubes>




Medical Dictionary

tray

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noun \ˈtrā\

Medical Definition of tray

  1. :  an appliance consisting of a flanged body and a handle for use in holding plastic material against the gums or teeth in making negative impressions for dentures




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