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Another word for ray

  1. A series of particles or waves traveling close together in parallel paths

      1. Any of the heavy, horizontal crosspieces of a ship
      2. (--- Sports) A balance beam.
      3. A concentrated stream of particles or a similar propagation of waves:
      1. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
      2. A vertical passage housing an elevator.
      3. A cone or column of light; ray; beam
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Another word for ray

      1. A stream of radio or radar signals sent continuously in one direction from a landing field, harbor, etc. as a guide for incoming aircraft or ships
      2. A squared-off log or a large, oblong piece of timber, metal, or stone used especially as a horizontal support in construction.
      3. A shaft or stream of light or other radiation, as of X-rays or nuclear particles
      1. Instantaneous illumination for photography:
      2. A device that produces a brief, illuminating light, used when taking photographs in dim lighting conditions
      3. A sudden, brief, intense display of light.
      1. The sensation of perceiving light; brightness:
      2. A source of light, especially a lamp, a lantern, or an electric lighting fixture:
      3. Traffic light
      1. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
      2. A current or flow of water or other liquid, esp. one running along the surface of the earth; specif., a small river
      3. A beam or ray of light.
      1. A brief or dim indication; a trace:
      2. A reflected brightness, as from a polished surface
      3. A flash or beam of light
      1. A brilliant, striking display:
      2. Any very bright, often hot, light or glare
      3. A bright or steady light or glare:
      1. A ray or beam of sunlight
      1. A ridge or swell moving along the surface of a liquid or body of water as a result of disturbance, as by wind
      2. A widespread, persistent meteorological condition, especially of temperature:
      3. An appearance of undulation, by reflection of light, on watered fabric
      1. A ray of moonlight.
      2. Moonlight generally.
      3. A shaft of moonlight;.
      1. Energy radiated or transmitted in the form of waves or particles.
      2. A stream of particles or electromagnetic waves emitted by the atoms and molecules of a radioactive substance as a result of nuclear decay.
      3. The act or process of radiating:
      1. Any of various large woodpeckers of the genus Colaptes of the Americas, having a long tail and large feet and often foraging on the ground, especially C. auratus, the northern flicker.
      2. A look or feeling that comes and goes quickly
      3. An inconstant or wavering light.
      1. Any flash or sparkle of light like this
      2. (Electricity) The luminous phenomenon resulting from a disruptive discharge through an insulating material.
      3. (Elec.) A very brief flash of light accompanying an electric discharge through air or some other insulating material, as between the electrodes of a spark plug
      1. The act of exposing or the condition of being exposed to radiation.
      2. The use or application of ionizing radiation, especially in medical treatment and for the sterilization or preservation of food.
      3. (Optics) The apparent enlargement of a brightly lighted object seen against a dark background
      1. A heavy, gaseous isotope that results from the decay of a radioactive element
      2. Something that comes forth from a source; thing emitted
      3. That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a source; efflux; an effluence; as, perfume is an emanation from a flower.
      1. The quality or state of being radiant; brightness
      2. (Physics) The radiant energy emitted per unit time in a specified direction by a unit area of an emitting surface.
      1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      2. (Mineralogy) A colored line of powder produced by rubbing a mineral over a hard, white surface (streak plate): it serves as a distinguishing character
      3. A ray of light or a flash, as of lightning
      1. (--- Slang) Harsh, unfair treatment. Often used with the :
      2. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
      3. A cone or column of light; ray; beam
      1. (Physics) A beam of radiant energy in the form of a narrow cone or cylinder.
      2. A slender, rod-shaped instrument of wood, metal, etc. with a center stick of graphite, crayon, etc. that is sharpened to a point for marking, writing, and drawing
      3. A narrow, generally cylindrical implement for writing, drawing, or marking, consisting of a thin rod of graphite, colored wax, or similar substance encased in wood or held in a mechanical holder.
      1. A small piece of any material; scrap; bit; remnant
      2. A small plot or piece of land, especially one that produces or is used for growing specific vegetation:
      3. A piece of material applied to cover or mend a hole or tear or to strengthen a weak spot
      1. (Scots) A quick look or glimpse; a glance.
      2. The act or an instance of rapidly closing and opening the eyes or an eye.
      3. A flash of light; a twinkle.
      1. A faint manifestation or dim perception
      2. A faint light; a dim glow.
      3. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
      1. Small pieces of light-reflecting decorative material.
      2. A bright, sparkling light; brilliant and showy luster; brilliancy; as, the glitter of arms; the glitter of royal equipage.
      3. A sparkling or glistening light.
      1. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace:
      2. A gleam, flash, or glitter
      3. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle:
      1. A little spark; a scintillation.
      2. Brilliant animation; vivacity.
      3. A spark or glowing particle