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Answer for the clue "Ray, in a way", 5 letters:
spoke

Alternative clues for the word spoke

Piped up

Wheel part

Part of a bicycle wheel

Did a dog trick

Bike wheel radius

Held forth

Talk with

Make a characteristic or natural sound

Use language

Exchange thoughts

Express in speech

One of the crosspieces that form the steps of a ladder

Support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim

Give a speech to

Radius of a wheel

Wheel strengthener

Lectured

Part of a wheel

Umbrella part

Gave a lecture

Delivered an address

Radius

Gave a talk

Word definitions for spoke in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
I. COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES the spokes of a wheel (= the thin metal bars that connect the outer ring of a wheel to the centre, especially on a bicycle wheel ) II. noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ VERB put ▪ That would put a spoke in their wheel. ▪...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Speak \Speak\, v. i. [imp. Spoke ( Spake Archaic); p. p. Spoken ( Spoke , Obs. or Colloq.); p. pr. & vb. n. Speaking .] [OE. speken, AS. specan, sprecan; akin to OF.ries. spreka, D. spreken, OS. spreken, G. sprechen, OHG. sprehhan, and perhaps to Skr. sph[=u]rj...

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
Etymology 1 n. 1 A support structure that connects the axle or the hub of a wheel to the rim. 2 (context nautical English) A projecting handle of a steering wheel. 3 A rung of a ladder. 4 A device for fastening the wheel of a vehicle to prevent it from...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"radius of a wheel," Old English spaca "spoke of a wheel, radius," related to spicing "large nail," from Proto-Germanic *spaikon (cognates: Old Saxon speca , Old Frisian spake , Dutch spaak , Old High German speicha , German speiche "spoke"), of uncertain...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
v. express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize" [syn: talk , utter , mouth , verbalize , verbalise ] exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words" [syn: talk ] use...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A spoke is one of some number of rods radiating from the center of a wheel (the hub where the axle connects), connecting the hub with the round traction surface. The term originally referred to portions of a log that had been split lengthwise into four...

Usage examples of spoke.

His sight, which had troubled him at intervals, became affected, and a celebrated oculist spoke of abnormality, asymetry of the pupils.

It sometimes seemed the abomination spoke from every mouth, watched from all eyes.

The tolling of a distant clock absently spoke the midnight hour, but Cassandra was wide awake as she dreamed, consumed by better days.

Both paths were making absolutely world-shaking discoveries, but discoveries that spoke to each other virtually not at all.

Despite years in the Line Marines he still spoke with the crisp accents of his native Churchill.

Four months after he arrived at Bangkok, at the age of eight, he spoke fluent, accentless Thai.

If Addis spoke lightly of your role, it was only to permit you to refuse with no embarrassment, since in failure your fate will be worse than his.

Stevens spoke on the 18th of December, and Congress had already voted to adjourn on the 21st for the Christmas recess.

All aflush, she looked at him so angrily and spoke with so much spitefulness, that in his astonishment he did not even feel offended by her.

He looked aftward as he spoke, and saw that the other MACOs seemed to be utterly absorbed in some other tale of MACO derring-do.

Aes Sedai who looked like a farmer beneath her agelessness spoke before Dannil could.

Plo Koon and Ki-Adi-Mundi winked out, as Obi-Wan and Agen Kolar rose and spoke together in tones softly grave, as Yoda and Mace Windu walked from the room, Anakin could only sit, sick at heart, stunned with helplessness.

As it transpired, Micheline de Parnasse was abed that day with an ague in the joints, and I spoke to her assistant instead, the Siovalese lordling.

The man was too awkward aiming, but he went instantly graceful when Rambo shot him, smoothly clutching his right shoulder, spinning easily, toppling perfectly over the bicycle next to the tool shed, and then he was awkward again as the bicycle gave way under him and the two jumbled to the ground in a tinny jangle of chain and spokes.

He spoke the words, though, as he turned himself sunwise, murmuring the brief prayer to each of the four airts in turn, and ended facing west, into the setting sun.