[ noun ] (physics) a column of light (as from a beacon)
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
We know that the number of radio and television impulses , sound_waves , ultra-violet rays , etc. , that may occupy the very same space , each solitary upon its own frequency , is infinite .(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)
`` Hang this around your neck or attach it to other parts of your anatomy , and its rays will cure any disease you have '' , said the company .(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The first slanting rays of the new day cannot yet dispel all the dark shadows which lie across the Aegean world ; but our evidence grows considerably in variety and shows more unmistakably some of the lines of change .(Clayton C. Barbeau, The Ikon....)
The sharp ray was absorbed by a cloud , then reflected to the earth in a softer , diffused radiance .
[ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 132
[ noun ] (botany) a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence
Used in print(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
Frequently a_few isolated thick walled cells or , rarely , groups of such cells in the xylem region , were also specifically stained , but there was no such staining in epidermis , cortex , most xylem cells , ray cells , or pith .
[ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 1348
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 173