Meaning of SPRAY in English

SPRAY

spray 1

— sprayable , adj. — sprayability , n. — sprayer , n. — sprayless , adj. — spraylike , adj.

/spray/ , n.

1. water or other liquid broken up into minute droplets and blown, ejected into, or falling through the air.

2. a jet of fine particles of liquid, as medicine, insecticide, paint, perfume, etc., discharged from an atomizer or other device for direct application to a surface.

3. a liquid to be discharged or applied in such a jet.

4. an apparatus or device for discharging such a liquid.

5. a quantity of small objects, flying or discharged through the air: a spray of shattered glass.

v.t.

6. to scatter in the form of fine particles.

7. to apply as a spray: to spray an insecticide on plants.

8. to sprinkle or treat with a spray: to spray plants with insecticide.

9. to direct a spray of particles, missiles, etc., upon: to spray the mob with tear gas.

v.i.

10. to scatter spray; discharge a spray: The hose sprayed over the flowers.

11. to issue as spray: The water sprayed from the hose.

[ 1615-25; spraeyen; c. MHG spraejen ]

spray 2

— spraylike , adj.

/spray/ , n.

1. a single, slender shoot, twig, or branch with its leaves, flowers, or berries.

2. a group or bunch of cut flowers, leafy twigs, etc., arranged decoratively and for display, as in a vase.

3. an ornament having a similar form.

[ 1250-1300; ME; akin to SPRAG 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .