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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
spray
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
body spray
pepper spray
plume of smoke/dust/gas/spray etc
▪ A black plume of smoke rose above the city.
spray bullets (=fire a lot of bullets)
▪ The soldier lifted the machine gun and sprayed bullets through the trees.
spray can
spray gun
spray paint (=send paint out from a container in a stream of very small drops)
▪ Vandals had sprayed paint all over the walls.
spray paint
spray tan
spray yourself with perfume
▪ Jody sprayed herself with some of her mother’s perfume.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
on
▪ The supplements are sprayed on to the surface of the rice grains.
▪ For the outside walls, he used cinder-block masonry, with a patented concrete stucco sprayed on.
▪ Some surgeons may prefer the wound to be inspected after 48 hours and redressed, or a protective plastic skin sprayed on.
▪ Simply spray on to damp hair that has been lightly towel-dried and comb through.
▪ There are also professionally-applied textured coatings which are sprayed on, and should last for 10 years or more.
then
▪ It is then sprayed with water, for which an ordinary hand-held plant sprayer is ideal.
▪ Baldwin then sprays the shaving cream on the window and smears it to obstruct any view of his home.
▪ Spray on woodworm fluid following the manufacturer's advice, and replace the boards and then spray the top surface.
▪ Timothy and Tafler then spray foam at the fuming Frank, and it soon covers the entire stage.
■ NOUN
crop
▪ The land is ploughed and then the seed is sown, the crop sprayed, the harvest taken, and so on.
▪ Our crops are sprayed with pesticides, some of which are also classified as EDCs.
▪ Organically farmed crops are not sprayed with any chemical pesticides and are not treated with nitrogen, potassium or phosphate fertilisers.
paint
▪ We can't blame them that vandals spray paint on the walls.
pesticide
▪ Avoid spraying your plants with pesticides, grow plants that encourage beneficial insects such as carrots, parsley, parsnips and nettles.
▪ If the food market expands, they reason, it could reduce the need to spray crops with harmful pesticides.
▪ Dead birds are found almost every morning after greenkeepers have sprayed pesticide at night.
▪ Our crops are sprayed with pesticides, some of which are also classified as EDCs.
▪ Organically farmed crops are not sprayed with any chemical pesticides and are not treated with nitrogen, potassium or phosphate fertilisers.
plant
▪ These plants haven't been sprayed with a single chemical.
▪ I prepared the soil with humus, watered the plants and sprayed with a garlic solution to deter bugs.
▪ Go to the plant pot and spray it, then jump off the ledge.
▪ If it happens again next year with new plants, spray them with something like Benlate + Activex 2.
water
▪ It is then sprayed with water, for which an ordinary hand-held plant sprayer is ideal.
▪ If it begins to dry out, spray it with water.
▪ We wondered who provided these guns and gases, and the smart armoured vehicles that sprayed hot water.
▪ Each day she pulled muslin tarpaulins from sculptures and sprayed them with water to keep them wet and workable.
▪ They entered and sprayed it out with water.
▪ A skinny blond in a blue-and-white-striped bikini sprayed himself with water from a plastic plant-mister.
▪ His face had gone very red and looked as if it had been sprayed with water.
▪ Here a vertical section is being sprayed with water prior to recording by photography and drawing.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
styling products/mousse/spray etc
▪ By Bryan at Rare Moods Add body and volume to fine hair with styling products and back-combing.
▪ Choose styling products formulated to give a natural-looking hold for casual styling.
▪ Look out for two great new styling products from Sebastian, the range favoured by professionals nationwide.
▪ To create a textured separated look with movement, use about a rounded tablespoon of styling mousse, as shown. 3.
▪ To create great styles from one cut, you need versatile styling products.
▪ Whichever curling method you choose, styling products are invaluable for setting hair beautifully.
▪ You can do this by using different after shaves and mouthwashes, and putting different styling products in your hair.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Best filed a complaint saying the officers sprayed him with Mace, urinated near his car and flattened his tires.
▪ He shook his head, spraying drops over the room, over his clothes discarded on the floor.
▪ I like to spray it around.
▪ Lime sprayed on to the surrounding hillsides neutralized the acidity, but risked disrupting wetland ecology.
▪ Saute remaining 2 cloves garlic in skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray until tender, about 1 minute.
▪ We sprayed a few rounds their way and they made even more noise going back.
▪ You want to add more magazines to the assault weapons so they can spray and kill even more people.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
fine
▪ Silvikrin Pumping Spray acts like an aerosol but uses pressurised air to deliver a fine, concentrated spray.
▪ It was, in fact, a fine mist of spray still being ripped from the sea by the gale.
▪ The room was filled with fine sprays of blood until he got it sewed up.
nasal
▪ Half then used a nasal spray for a further 10 days, while half used a placebo spray.
salt
▪ Holm oak and tamarisk withstand the wind and salt spray and give shelter to the birds.
▪ Anders caught a bucketful of salmon, and I caught a chill in the salt spray.
▪ This community occurs on maritime cliffs within reach of salt spray.
▪ I stuck it on with silicone sealant glue and it is unaffected by salt spray or moderate heat.
small
▪ Previously, large drums would have to be lifted and paint poured into the much smaller spray jug - rather cumbersome.
▪ The leaves are small sprays of silverweed, interspersed with little stems of forget-me-not.
▪ The triangular mesh vent on the inner roof let a small spray of rain in but not enough to really worry about.
▪ Facing page: As well as pressing lily of the valley flowers individually, you can also press them in small sprays.
white
▪ Perhaps swollen by rain, the river rushed into the sea in a torrent of white foam and spray.
■ NOUN
aerosol
▪ When I kill cockroaches using an aerosol spray, they invariably die belly-up.
▪ If neither solution is practical, try burning a joss-stick or invest in a large aerosol spray.
▪ Fly produced an aerosol spray and cleaned the clear glass lenses for me.
body
▪ Now he is more likely to ask for a body spray or shower gel.
can
▪ One example demonstrated at a news conference would require spray cans to be plugged in.
hair
▪ That and lots and lots of hair spray.
▪ The aerosol in a bottle of hair spray can induce a fast, powerful high.
pattern
▪ Automatically changing spray patterns can be achieved by means of a device which can be attached to the pump.
▪ This is a tubular ring with five or more adjustable jets which can provide varying spray patterns.
pepper
▪ In Internet chat rooms, backpackers debate carrying guns and pepper spray.
▪ After police used pepper spray to subdue the man, paramedics were called because he was having difficulty breathing, police reported.
▪ The fights in Seattle were broken up with pepper spray when as many as 4,000 people crowded into the streets.
▪ The protesters have also filed a federal lawsuit seeking damages and an injunction against certain uses of pepper spray.
▪ The medical examiner has not said whether pepper spray was responsible.
▪ Donaldo Arauz, 35, did not drop his weapon even after he was sprayed with pepper spray and hit with batons.
▪ A city task force has recommended that pepper spray be banned.
▪ I might have to use the pepper spray.
■ VERB
carry
▪ In Internet chat rooms, backpackers debate carrying guns and pepper spray.
▪ He wore a white uniform and carried a spray can of poison with a long wand.
▪ California law allows residents to carry the spray, and city officials said state law would take precedence.
use
▪ When I kill cockroaches using an aerosol spray, they invariably die belly-up.
▪ After police used pepper spray to subdue the man, paramedics were called because he was having difficulty breathing, police reported.
▪ Half then used a nasal spray for a further 10 days, while half used a placebo spray.
▪ The officers used a chemical spray called Capstun on Hernandez when he resisted and pointed a toy pistol at them.
▪ Half then used a nasal spray for a further 10 days, while half used a placebo spray.
▪ Some recipes called for using spray oil on the baking sheet.
▪ After 60 days, the children used the same spray for another ten days.
▪ I might have to use the pepper spray.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ During the storm, spray from the waves reached houses half a mile inland.
▪ Use pump sprays instead of aerosol sprays.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Approximately ten minutes after the fourth spray, the bread should turn a light golden color.
▪ Granules, seed treatment, bait sprays or selective placement may be better than an overall spray.
▪ It sort of humped up in the middle, sucking water with it, shrugging sprays of water from its wavy edges!
▪ Pepper spray has been linked to the deaths of 39 people in California and 80 people across the country.
▪ The example shown here is not a traditional botanical picture, but more a natural spray or group.
▪ The Second Battle of Niagara Our dreams exceeding by thy bounteous spray.
▪ These days, everyone wishes to avoid wasting money on sprays that may not be cost effective.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spray

Spray \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.)

    1. 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.

    2. 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

Spray \Spray\ (spr[=a]), n. [Cf. Dan. sprag. See Sprig.]

  1. A small shoot or branch; a twig.
    --Chaucer.

    Syn: sprig.

    The painted birds, companions of the spring, Hopping from spray to spray, were heard to sing.
    --Dryden.

  2. A collective body of small branches, or cut flowers with long stems; as, the tree has a beautiful spray; many sprays were sent in condolence to teh funeral home.

    And from the trees did lop the needless spray.
    --Spenser.

  3. (Founding)

    1. A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold.

    2. A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.
      --Knight.

      Spray drain (Agric.), a drain made by laying under earth the sprays or small branches of trees, which keep passages open.

Spray

Spray \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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
spray

"sprinkle liquid in drops," 1520s, from Middle Dutch sprayen, from Proto-Germanic *sprewjan (cognates: German sprühen "to sparkle, drizzle," Spreu "chaff," literally "that which flies about"), from extended form of PIE root *sper- (4) "to sow, scatter" (see sprout (v.)). Related: Sprayed; spraying.

spray

"small branch," mid-13c., of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to Old English spræc "shoot, twig" (see sprig), and compare Danish sprag in same sense.

spray

"water blown by waves," 1620s, from spray (v.).

Wiktionary
spray

n. 1 A fine, gentle, dispersed mist of liquid. 2 A small branch of flowers or berries. 3 A collective body of small branches. 4 A pressurized container; an atomizer. 5 Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner. 6 (context medicine English) A jet of fine medicated vapour, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer. 7 (context metalworking English) A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal to all parts of the mold. 8 (context metalworking English) A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches. vb. 1 (cx transitive English) To project a liquid in a dispersive manner. 2 (context transitive figurative English) To project many small items dispersively.

WordNet
spray
  1. v. be discharged in sprays of liquid; "Water sprayed all over the floor"

  2. scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"

  3. cover by spraying with a liquid; "spray the wall with paint"

spray
  1. n. a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying

  2. a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine spray [syn: atomizer, atomiser, sprayer]

  3. a quantity of small objects flying through the air; "a spray of bullets" [syn: spraying]

  4. flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage

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

  6. a jet of vapor

Gazetteer
Spray, OR -- U.S. town in Oregon
Population (2000): 140
Housing Units (2000): 88
Land area (2000): 0.226278 sq. miles (0.586058 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.226278 sq. miles (0.586058 sq. km)
FIPS code: 69450
Located within: Oregon (OR), FIPS 41
Location: 44.833179 N, 119.794449 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 97874
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
Spray, OR
Spray
Wikipedia
SPRay (video game)

SPRay is a Wii video game developed by Eko System and published by Tecmo.

Spray (liquid drop)

A spray is a dynamic collection of drops dispersed in a gas. The process of forming a spray is known as atomization. A spray nozzle is the device used to generate a spray. The two main uses of sprays are to distribute material over a cross-section and to generate liquid surface area. There are thousands of applications in which sprays allow material to be used most efficiently. The spray characteristics required must be understood in order to select the most appropriate technology, optimal device and size.

Spray (band)

Spray is a synthpop duo from England, consisting of Jenny McLaren and Ricardo Autobahn. Following the demise of their previous band, the Cuban Boys (famous for their Hampster Dance record and John Peel sessions), McLaren and Autobahn released the album Living In Neon on Ninthwave Records in the United States. This was followed in 2003 by the extended single "I Am Gothic". A new album, Children of a Laser God was released online in 2006, along with the single " Run With Us", a cover of the theme tune of the popular 1980's cartoon The Raccoons with the "Michael Trenfield" remix as the main single accompanied with the original version and remixes from JKZ, Absorb, FMU and Diskowarp.

After a hiatus, the duo returned in 2010 with the single 'Everything's Better With Muppets', accompanied by a popular YouTube video containing excerpts from The Muppet Show lipsynching with the song.

Amongst other projects, Spray have been partially responsible for Glen Campbell's 2002 return to the top of the charts with the "Rhinestone Cowboy" remake, top 40 kids band the Barndance Boys, and the European hit "The Woah Song" by DJ Daz. McLaren has a successful sideline in vocalising club/dance records, and Autobahn in soundtracks and commercials. The band has also had one of their singles, "I Am Gothic," appear in the Xbox game Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3.

In 2006 Autobahn co-wrote and produced the UK's Eurovision entry, " Teenage Life", with his long-term collaborator Daz Sampson.

Spray's 2016 release, Enforced Fun, featured narration on its opening track "The Prologue" by actress and singer Jane Badler and collaborations on other tracks with artists like Kid Kasio and Hyperbubble. A version available by electronic download through bandcamp included instrumental versions of the tracks and a bumper sticker.

Spray (mathematics)

In differential geometry, a spray is a vector fieldH on the tangent bundleTM that encodes a quasilinear second order system of ordinary differential equations on the base manifold M. Usually a spray is required to be homogeneous in the sense that its integral curves t→Φ(ξ)∈TM obey the rule Φ(λξ)=Φ(ξ) in positive reparameterizations. If this requirement is dropped, H is called a semispray.

Sprays arise naturally in Riemannian and Finsler geometry as the geodesic sprays, whose integral curves are precisely the tangent curves of locally length minimizing curves. Semisprays arise naturally as the extremal curves of action integrals in Lagrangian mechanics. Generalizing all these examples, any (possibly nonlinear) connection on M induces a semispray H, and conversely, any semispray H induces a torsion-free nonlinear connection on M. If the original connection is torsion-free it coincides with the connection induced by H, and homogeneous torsion-free connections are in one-to-one correspondence with full sprays.

Spray

Spray can refer to:

  • Spray (liquid drop)
    • Aerosol spray
    • Blood spray
    • Road/tire spray, kicked up from a vehicle tire
    • Snow spray, a spray that creates artificial snow fall
  • Spray (mathematics), a type of vector field in differential geometry defined on the tangent bundle of a manifold
  • Spray (band), a British synthpop band
  • Spray (video game), a 2008 video game for Nintendo's Wii video game console
  • Spray, North Carolina, a former mill town in Rockingham County, North Carolina, now part of Eden, North Carolina
  • Spray (sailing vessel), the ship used in Joshua Slocum's solo circumnavigation in the late 19th century
  • Spray Network, a Swedish Internet company
  • USS Spray (ID-2491), a trawler in commission in the United States Navy from 1918 to 1919
  • USS Spray (SP-308), a motorboat ordered delivered to the United States Navy in 1917 for use as a patrol vessel but never taken over by the Navy

Spraying may refer to:

  • The creation of a spray
  • The use of a sprayer
  • The use of a spray bottle
  • Spraying (animal behavior), the action of an animal marking its territory with urine
  • Spray painting
  • Aerial application of chemicals
  • Using an automatic firearm in an attack
  • Heap spraying in a computer security exploit
  • JIT spraying, a specialised version of the above

Usage examples of "spray".

As it was, the spray drenched everyone aboard, causing them to bend their backs that much harder, long before Dunlop screamed at them to do so.

The wash-head was operating, spraying the windows and his abseil rope as it travelled down after him.

Sulla had brought back from Corinth and had made so popular-delicate sprays of acanthus leaves.

Particle accelerators are based on the same principle: They hurl bits of matter such as electrons and protons at each other as well as at other targets, and elaborate detectors analyze the resulting spray of debris to determine the architecture of the objects involved.

After aeration, the green slurry then sprayed over suspended trays of vegetation.

Eventually someone hit on the idea of breeding typhus in the labs and spraying it in an aerosol form from airplanes.

January nineteenth, 1991, during the Persian Gulf War, I believe an Iraqi aircraft penetrated our defenses and sprayed aflatoxin over Seabees and the Twenty-fourth Naval Mobile Construction Battalion near the port of Al Jubayl in Saudi Arabia.

Cotton seed is dipped in a fungicide and planted in a Mississippi field sprayed with aldicarb, one of the most toxic chemicals applied in the United States.

Clamped between his hands, looking up at him with accusing eyes, was the bronze sprayed face of old Absalom Pettigrew, the real inventor of alumite, the substance in which his own likeness had been perpetuated.

She carefully leaned over the edge and lowered the wires into the ammoniated muck in the bottom, pressing the wires and spray can deep into it.

I invented for the same purpose the ether spray process, in which a benumbing cold was produced by projecting a volatile liquid like ether or amylene, or a stream of compressed gas .

And on the angareb the figure beneath the black covering lay as motionless as ever, as inexpressive of life and feeling, though the cold spray broke continually upon its face.

The waves rebounded in dazzling foam, the beach entirely disapppearing under the raging flood, and the cliff appearing to emerge from the sea itself, the spray rising to a height of more than a hundred feet.

Keeping pants tucked into socks, taking Atabrine tablets at mealtime, and spraying the island with DDT were all measures taken to help prevent the troops from getting infected.

I saw the gigantic forms of my two great auks, followed by their chicks, blundering past in a shower of spray, driving headlong out into the ocean.