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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spray  \Spray\,  n.  [probably  from  a  Dutch  or  Low  German  form  akin 
  to  E.  spread.  See  {Spread},  v.  t.] 
  1.  Water  flying  in  small  drops  or  particles,  as  by  the  force 
  of  wind,  or  the  dashing  of  waves,  or  from  a  waterfall,  and 
  the  like 
 
  2.  (Med.) 
  a  A  jet  of  fine  medicated  vapor,  used  either  as  an 
  application  to  a  diseased  part  or  to  charge  the  air  of 
  a  room  with  a  disinfectant  or  a  deodorizer. 
  b  An  instrument  for  applying  such  a  spray;  an  atomizer. 
 
  {Spray  condenser}  (Steam  Engine)  an  injection  condenser  in 
  which  the  steam  is  condensed  by  a  spray  of  water  which 
  mingles  with  it 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spray  \Spray\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  let  fall  in  the  form  of  spray.  [Poetic]  --M.  Arnold. 
 
  2.  To  throw  spray  upon  to  treat  with  a  liquid  in  the  form  of 
  spray;  as  to  spray  a  wound,  or  a  surgical  instrument, 
  with  carbolic  acid. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spray  \Spray\  (spr>amac/),  n.  [Cf.  Dan.  sprag.  See  {Sprig}.] 
  1.  A  small  shoot  or  branch;  a  twig.  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  painted  birds,  companions  of  the  spring,  Hopping 
  from  spray,  were  heard  to  sing.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  A  collective  body  of  small  branches;  as  the  tree  has  a 
  beautiful  spray. 
 
  And  from  the  trees  did  lop  the  needless  spray. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  (Founding) 
  a  A  side  channel  or  branch  of  the  runner  of  a  flask, 
  made  to  distribute  the  metal  in  all  parts  of  the  mold. 
  b  A  group  of  castings  made  in  the  same  mold  and 
  connected  by  sprues  formed  in  the  runner  and  its 
  branches.  --Knight. 
 
  {Spray  drain}  (Agric.),  a  drain  made  by  laying  under  earth 
  the  sprays  or  small  branches  of  trees,  which  keep  passages 
  open 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  spray 
  n  1:  a  pesticide  in  suspension  or  solution;  intended  for  spraying 
  2:  a  quantity  of  small  objects  flying  through  the  air;  "a  spray 
  of  bullets"  [syn:  {spraying}] 
  3:  a  single  branch  or  shoot  bearing  flowers  and  foliage 
  4:  a  dispenser  that  turns  a  liquid  (such  as  perfume)  into  a 
  fine  spray  [syn:  {atomizer},  {atomiser},  {sprayer}] 
  5:  water  in  small  drops  in  the  atmosphere;  blown  from  waves  or 
  thrown  up  by  a  waterfall 
  6:  a  jet  of  vapor 
  v  1:  be  discharged  in  sprays  of  liquid;  "Water  sprayed  all  over 
  the  floor" 
  2:  scatter  in  a  mass  or  jet  of  droplets;  "spray  water  on 
  someone";  "spray  paint  on  the  wall" 
  3:  cover  by  spraying  with  a  liquid;  "spray  the  wall  with  paint" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Spray,  OR  (town,  FIPS  69450) 
  Location:  44.83202  N,  119.79332  W 
  Population  (1990):  149  (84  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97874 




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