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cray


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crare  \Crare\  (kr?r),  n.  [OF.  craier,  creer,  croyer,  ship  of 
  war,  LL  craiera  creyera  perh.  from  G.  krieger  warrior,  or 
  D.  krijger.] 
  A  slow  unwieldy  trading  vessel.  [Obs.]  [Written  also 
  {crayer},  {cray},  and  {craie}.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cray  \Cray\  (kr[=a]),  Crayer  \Cray"er\  (-[~e]r),  n. 
  See  {Crare}.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  cray  /kray/  n.  1.  (properly,  capitalized)  One  of  the  line  of 
  supercomputers  designed  by  Cray  Research.  2.  Any  supercomputer  at  all 
  3.  The  {canonical}  {number-crunching}  machine. 
 
  The  term  is  actually  the  lowercased  last  name  of  Seymour  Cray,  a 
  noted  computer  architect  and  co-founder  of  the  company.  Numerous  vivid 
  legends  surround  him  some  true  and  some  admittedly  invented  by  Cray 
  Research  brass  to  shape  their  corporate  culture  and  image.