From (etyl) raxen, .
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To stretch; stretch out.
* 1974 , Guy Davenport, Tatlin! :
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To reach out; reach or attain to.
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To extend the hand to; hand or pass something.
- Shoeless, he stood naked on his toes, his arms raxed upwards.
* 1825 , John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn and John Gibson Lockhart, Noctes Ambrosianæ No. XVIII'', in ''Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine , vol. 17:
- Please rax me the pitcher.
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, intransitive) To perform the act of reaching or stretching; stretch one's self; reach for or try to obtain something
(UK, dialectal, chiefly, Scotland, intransitive) To stretch after sleep.
- Wha the mischief set him on reading me? I'm sure he could never read onything in a dacent-like way since he was cleckit—rax' me the Queen, and I'll let you hear a bit that will gar your hearts dinnle again—' rax me the Queen, I say.
Shortening of barracks.
, date = 2014-03-19
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, passage = Eventually they just broke our base and took out every single one of our raxes .
Via (etyl), from (etyl) rai, from (etyl) .
A beam of light or radiation.
(zoology) A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.
(zoology) One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.
(botany) A radiating part of a flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, such as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius.
(obsolete) Sight; perception; vision; from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.
* Alexander Pope
- I saw a ray of light through the clouds.
(mathematics) A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.
(colloquial) A tiny amount.
- All eyes direct their rays / On him, and crowds turn coxcombs as they gaze.
- Unfortunately he didn't have a ray of hope .
* death ray
* gamma ray
* manta ray
* ray gun
To emit something as if in rays.
To radiate as if in rays
- (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
(etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m).
A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.
Shortened from array.
(obsolete) To arrange.
(obsolete) To stain or soil; to defile.
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.4:
- From his soft eyes the teares he wypt away, / And form his face the filth that did it ray .
From its sound, by analogy with the letters chay, jay, gay, kay, which it resembles graphically.
The name of the letter ?/?, one of two which represent the r sound in Pitman shorthand.
* ar, in Latin and the name of the other Pitman r
(obsolete) Array; order; arrangement; dress.
- And spoiling all her gears and goodly ray .