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Disperse vs. Ray

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  • Disperse (verb)

    To scatter in different directions

    "The Jews are dispersed among all nations."

  • Disperse (verb)

    To break up and disappear; to dissipate

  • Disperse (verb)

    To disseminate

  • Disperse (verb)

    To separate rays of light etc. according to wavelength; to refract

  • Disperse (verb)

    To distribute throughout

  • Disperse (adjective)

    Scattered or spread out.

  • Ray (noun)

    A beam of light or radiation.

    "I saw a ray of light through the clouds."

  • Ray (noun)

    A rib-like reinforcement of bone or cartilage in a fish's fin.

  • Ray (noun)

    One of the spheromeres of a radiate, especially one of the arms of a starfish or an ophiuran.

  • Ray (noun)

    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.

  • Ray (noun)

    Sight; perception; vision; from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.

  • Ray (noun)

    A line extending indefinitely in one direction from a point.

  • Ray (noun)

    A tiny amount.

    "Unfortunately he didn't have a ray of hope."

  • Ray (noun)

    A marine fish with a flat body, large wing-like fins, and a whip-like tail.

  • Ray (noun)

    Array; order; arrangement; dress.

  • Ray (noun)

    The letter ⟨/⟩, one of two which represent the r sound in Pitman shorthand.

  • Ray (verb)

    To emit something as if in rays.

  • Ray (verb)

    To radiate as if in rays.

  • Ray (verb)

    To arrange. 14th-18th c.

  • Ray (verb)

    To dress, array (someone). from 14th c.

  • Ray (verb)

    To stain or soil; to defile. 16th-19th c.

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  • Disperse

    To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.

  • Disperse

    To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.

  • Disperse (verb)

    To separate; to go or move into different parts; to vanish; as, the company dispersed at ten o'clock; the clouds disperse.

  • Disperse (verb)

    To distribute wealth; to share one's abundance with others.

  • Ray

    To array.

  • Ray

    To mark, stain, or soil; to streak; to defile.

  • Ray

    To mark with long lines; to streak.

  • Ray

    To send forth or shoot out; to cause to shine out; as, to ray smiles.

  • Ray (noun)

    Array; order; arrangement; dress.

  • Ray (noun)

    One of a number of lines or parts diverging from a common point or center, like the radii of a circle; as, a star of six rays.

  • Ray (noun)

    A radiating part of a flower or plant; the marginal florets of a compound flower, as an aster or a sunflower; one of the pedicels of an umbel or other circular flower cluster; radius. See Radius.

  • Ray (noun)

    One of the radiating spines, or cartilages, supporting the fins of fishes.

  • Ray (noun)

    A line of light or heat proceeding from a radiant or reflecting point; a single element of light or heat propagated continuously; as, a solar ray; a polarized ray.

  • Ray (noun)

    Sight; perception; vision; - from an old theory of vision, that sight was something which proceeded from the eye to the object seen.

  • Ray (noun)

    One of a system of diverging lines passing through a point, and regarded as extending indefinitely in both directions. See Half-ray.

  • Ray (noun)

    Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Raiæ, including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc.

  • Ray (verb)

    To shine, as with rays.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Disperse (verb)

    distribute loosely;

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

  • Disperse (verb)

    to cause to separate and go in different directions;

    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

  • Disperse (verb)

    move away from each other;

    "The crowds dispersed"

    "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

  • Disperse (verb)

    cause to separate;

    "break up kidney stones"

    "disperse particles"

  • Disperse (verb)

    cause to become widely known;

    "spread information"

    "circulate a rumor"

    "broadcast the news"

  • Ray (noun)

    a column of light (as from a beacon)

  • Ray (noun)

    a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence

  • Ray (noun)

    (mathematics) a straight line extending from a point

  • Ray (noun)

    a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation

  • Ray (noun)

    the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization

  • Ray (noun)

    any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish

  • Ray (noun)

    cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins

  • Ray (verb)

    emit as rays;

    "That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky"

  • Ray (verb)

    extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center;

    "spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel"

    "This plants radiates spines in all directions"

  • Ray (verb)

    expose to radiation;

    "irradiate food"

Princeton's WordNet

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