from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • CapeRay A promontory of extreme southwest Newfoundland, Canada, on Cabot Strait.
  • Ray, John 1627-1705. English naturalist who was the first to use anatomy to distinguish between specific plants and animals and established "species” as the basic classification of living things.
  • Ray, Man 1890-1976. American artist. A founder of Dada in New York, he is known for his photographs, paintings, sculpture, films, and later experiments with surrealism.
  • Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992. Bengali filmmaker whose works, especially the trilogy including The World of Apu (1958), offer a contemplative depiction of Bengali life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname from a Middle English nickname meaning a king or a roe.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Raymond, also used as a formal given name.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Rachel, more often spelled Rae.


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