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ray

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ray

  1. 1 a narrow sharply defined line of light radiating from an object two red eyes reflected in the ray of light from the flashlight Synonyms of ray beam, shaftWords Related to ray moonbeam, sunbeam, sunburst; laser, spotlight

  2. 2 a very small amount the tapping sound ceased, extinguishing the last ray of hope that the trapped miners were still alive Synonyms of ray ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, particle, scintilla, scruple, shade, shadow, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceWords Related to ray hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms of ray abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab


ray

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ray

  1. 1 to emit rays of light klieg lights were raying against the nighttime sky at the Hollywood premiere Synonyms of ray beam, radiate, shineWords Related to ray blaze, burn, fire, flame, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, glow, luminesce, sheen, shimmer; blink, coruscate, flare, flash, flicker, luster (or lustre), scintillate, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink, winkle; beat (down), glare; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, light, lighten; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzleNear Antonyms of ray blacken, darken; lower (also lour)

  2. 2 to extend outwards from or as if from a central point laugh wrinkles rayed out from the corners of the old man's eyes Synonyms of ray branch, fan (out), radiateWords Related to ray diffuse, dispel, disperse, dissipate; fork, stem; diverge, divide, part, ramify, separate, split, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; scatter, splay, spread; arise, derive, emanate, flow, issue, proceed, springNear Antonyms of ray approach, close in (on), near; center (on), centralize; connect, couple, join, link, uniteAntonyms of ray concentrate, converge, focus, funnel, meet


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