Definitions for: Spray


[n] a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine spray
[n] flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage
[n] a jet of vapor
[n] a quantity of small objects flying through the air; "a spray of bullets"
[n] a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
[n] water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
[v] scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"
[v] cover by spraying with a liquid; "spray the wall with paint"
[v] be discharged in sprays of liquid; "Water sprayed all over the floor"



Webster (1913) Definition: Spray, n. [probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin
to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]
1. Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force
of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and
the like.

2. (Med.)
(a) A jet of fine medicated vapor, used either as an
application to a diseased part or to charge the air of
a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
(b) An instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer.

Spray condenser (Steam Engine) an injection condenser in
which the steam is condensed by a spray of water which
mingles with it.


Spray, v. t.
1. To let fall in the form of spray. [Poetic] --M. Arnold.

2. To throw spray upon; to treat with a liquid in the form of
spray; as, to spray a wound, or a surgical instrument,
with carbolic acid.

Synonyms: atomiser, atomizer, sprayer, spraying

See Also: airbrush, atomise, atomize, cover, dispenser, disperse, dot, dust, flower arrangement, jet, mist, pesticide, scatter, sea spray, shower, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, spindrift, spirt, spoondrift, sprinkle, spurt, squirt, syringe, water vapor, water vapour

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