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English noun: relay

1. relay (act) the act of passing something along from one person or group to another

SamplesThe relay was successful.

Broader (hypernym)handing over, passage

2. relay (group) a crew of workers who relieve another crew

Broader (hypernym)shift

3. relay (group) a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals

Broader (hypernym)team

4. relay (event) a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance

Synonymsrelay race

Broader (hypernym)race

Narrower (hyponym)torch race

5. relay (artifact) electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit

Synonymselectrical relay

Broader (hypernym)electrical device

Part holonymelectromagnet

Part meronymcircuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

English verb: relay

1. relay (communication) pass along

SamplesPlease relay the news to the villagers.

ExamplesThey relay them the information, They relay the information to them

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Broader (hypernym)communicate, pass, pass along, pass on, put across

2. relay (contact) control or operate by relay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)control, operate

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