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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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