American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A shallow flat receptacle with a raised edge or rim, used for carrying, holding, or displaying articles.
- n. A shallow flat receptacle with its contents: took the patient a dinner tray.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A trough, open box, or similar vessel used for different domestic and industrial purposes. Specifically
- n. A flat shallow vessel or utensil with slightly raised edges, employed for holding bread, dishes, glassware, silver, cards, etc., and for other household uses. Trays are made in many shapes of wood, metal, papier-mâché, etc., and have various names according to their use, as tea-tray, bread-tray, silver-tray, etc. Thin trays of veneers are also used to pack butter, lard, and light materials for transport in small quantities. The tray differs from the salver only in size. Trays are used also in mining, as a washing-tray, a picking-tray.
- n. A wide shallow coverless box of wood or cardboard, used in museums for packing and displaying specimens of natural history. Trays for small mammals, birds, etc., are usually from 1 to 3 feet long, half as wide, and from 1 to 3 inches deep; they are set in tiers, often in drawers of cabinets, or form such drawers. Trays for eggs are usually of light cardboard, from 1 by 2 to 4 by 8 inches wide and very shallow, fitted in a single layer in larger wooden trays or cabinet-drawers. The drawers or frames for holding eggs in an incubator are usually called trays. These are generally skeleton frames of wood, with bottoms of wire netting, and transverse wooden cleats fixed at intervals corresponding to the diameter of an egg, to prevent the eggs from rolling off.
- n. A shallow and usually rectangular dish or pan of crockery ware, gutta-percha, papier-mâché, metal, or other material, used in museums for holding wet (alcoholic) specimens when these are overhauled for study, etc. Similar trays are used for ova in fish-culture, for many chemical operations, in photography, etc.
- n. A hod.
- n. A hurdle.
- n. Trouble; annoyance; anger.
- To grieve; annoy.
- To betray.
- n. Deceit; stratagem.
- n. Same as trey.
- n. The third branch, snag, or point of a deer's antler.
- n. obsolete Trouble; annoyance; anger.
- v. transitive, obsolete To grieve; annoy.
- n. A small, typically rectangular or round, flat, rigid object upon which things are carried.
- n. A flat carrier for items being transported.
- n. The items on a full tray.
- n. A component of a device into which an item is placed for use in the device's operations.
- n. computing, graphical user interface, informal A notification area used for icons and alerts.
- v. transitive To place items on a tray.
- v. intransitive To slide down a snow-covered hill on a tray from a cafeteria.
- v. transitive, obsolete To betray.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To betray; to deceive.
- n. A small trough or wooden vessel, sometimes scooped out of a block of wood, for various domestic uses, as in making bread, chopping meat, etc.
- n. A flat, broad vessel on which dishes, glasses, etc., are carried; a waiter; a salver.
- n. A shallow box, generally without a top, often used within a chest, trunk, box, etc., as a removable receptacle for small or light articles.
- n. an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food
- From Middle English trayen, from Old French trair ("to betray"), from Latin tradō ("hand over, betray"). More at betray. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English trēg. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“*offurs Picolol a tray of fresh sardines awna silvur tray*”
“*hands Nativeca66 a silber tray wif truffles set in paper cups wif paw prints on them, and a glass dome ober teh tray*”
“Since the tray is a smaller version of the superbar, that means that you can put more stuff their in the same amount of room.”
“Then add water until the tray is about three-fourths full and finish freezing.”
“Since the tray is a wire mesh, the computer has the most ventilation it could possibly have.”
“The tea tray is a always a perfect centerpiece because there is an endless selection of teapot styles.”
“I really like the shapes and the tray is just as easy to use as a hard plastic tray, since you simply peel back the tray to release the ice cubes.”
“The cause of this not-minimize-to-system tray, is the new guidelines by Microsoft for the Win7 superbar.”
“Keyboard tray is going to be shaky .. very long for the single arm holding it.”
“I suppose this new version of prism might add some useful functionality, though, namely the ability to minimize to the tray, but my tray is definitely cluttered enough as is!”
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