Meaning of TRAY in English


tray 1

/tray/ , n.

1. a flat, shallow container or receptacle made of wood, metal, etc., usually with slightly raised edges, used for carrying, holding, or displaying articles of food, glass, china, etc.

2. a removable receptacle of this shape in a cabinet, box, trunk, or the like, sometimes forming a drawer.

3. a tray and its contents: to order a breakfast tray from room service.

[ bef. 1050; ME; OE treg, trig; c. OSw trö corn measure; akin to TREE ]

tray 2

/tray/ , n. Australian Slang.

a coin worth threepence. Also called tray bit .

[ 1895-1900; cf. earlier argot trey, tray three, a set of three, prob. ult. tre ( tres THREE); cf. TREY ]

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