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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.


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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