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English noun: spray

1. spray (substance) a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying


Broader (hypernym)pesticide

2. spray (quantity) a quantity of small objects flying through the air


SamplesA spray of bullets.


Synonymsspraying


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

3. spray (artifact) flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage


Broader (hypernym)floral arrangement, flower arrangement

4. spray (artifact) a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist


Synonymsatomiser, atomizer, nebuliser, nebulizer, sprayer


Broader (hypernym)dispenser


Narrower (hyponym)airbrush

5. spray (substance) water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall


Broader (hypernym)water vapor, water vapour


Narrower (hyponym)sea spray, spindrift, spoondrift

6. spray (event) a jet of vapor


Broader (hypernym)jet, spirt, spurt, squirt


English verb: spray

1. spray (contact) be discharged in sprays of liquid


SamplesWater sprayed all over the floor.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle

2. spray (contact) scatter in a mass or jet of droplets


SamplesSpray water on someone.
Spray paint on the wall.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)disperse, dot, dust, scatter, sprinkle


Narrower (hyponym)atomise, atomize, mist, shower, syringe

3. spray (contact) cover by spraying with a liquid


SamplesSpray the wall with paint.


ExamplesThey spray the bread with melted butter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover









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