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Definition of the noun bray

What does bray mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: brays

  1. the cry of an ass
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: cry = the characteristic utterance of an animal

Definition of the verb bray

What does bray mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: brayed | braying | brays

  1. braying characteristic of donkeys
  2. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
  3. laugh loudly and harshly
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb]Susan whispered
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen told a story | Heather cabled the news | Heather cabled, 'Come immediately.' | Susan whispered the news/a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered the news/a few words to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, arbitrary control with infinitive]Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan whispered to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]Ellen warned that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled that the party would be tonight | Heather cabled to come | Heather cabled when to send the package | Susan complained that the party would be tonight | Susan whispered that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Ellen warned how to avoid the crowd | Susan whispered how to avoid the crowd
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] about [Topic]Susan whispered about the party
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered for me to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient]Susan whispered to/at Rachel
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic]Susan whispered to Rachel, 'Leave the room.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, object control with infinitive]Susan whispered to Rachel to come
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, that-complement clause]Susan whispered to Rachel that the party would be tonight
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] at / to / towards / for [Recipient] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]Susan whispered to Rachel how to avoid the crowd

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): babble, bark, bawl, bellow, blare, bleat, bluster, boom, burble, cackle, call, carol, chant, chatter, chirp, cluck, coo, croak, croon, crow, cry, drawl, drone, gabble, gibber, groan, growl, grumble, grunt, gurgle, hiss, holler, hoot, howl, hum, jabber, lilt, lisp, moan, mumble, murmur, mutter, natter, prattle, purr, quaver, rage, rant, rasp, roar, rumble, scream, screech, shout, shriek, simper, sing, snap, snarl, snuffle, splutter, squall, squawk, squeak, squeal, stammer, stemmer, stutter, thunder, trill, trumpet, twitter, vociferate, wail, warble, wheeze, whimper, whine, whisper, whistle, whoop, yammer, yap, yell, yelp, yodel.

    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic terms: express joy / express mirth / laugh = produce laughter

Alternative definition of the verb bray

verb

  1. Of a donkey, to make its cry.
  2. Of a camel, to make its cry
  3. [context: now rare] To crush or pound, especially with a mortar.

Places

  1. Bray is a town in north County Wicklow, Ireland. It is a busy urban centre and seaside resort, with a population of 31,872 making it the ninth largest urban area in Ireland at the 2011 census. It is situated about 20 km south of Dublin on the east coast.
  2. Bray, occasionally Bray on Thames, is a large village and civil parish in the English county of Berkshire. It borders the River Thames, south and SSE of Maidenhead which it neighbours.
  3. Bray is a town in Stephens County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 1,035 at the 2000 census.

There are other places with in their name, like Bray Shop, Bray Wick, Bray-Dunes, bray-et-lû, Eaton Bray, Kelly Bray, Sigy-en-Bray, Bray Township, Bures-en-Bray, Bray-sur-Seine, Bray-sur-Somme, Elbeuf-en-Bray, Avesnes-en-Bray, Gournay-en-Bray, Bray-lès-Mareuil, Fontaine-en-Bray, Thomas Bray Farm, Bazoches-lès-Bray, Dampierre-en-Bray and Ferrières-en-Bray.

People

  1. Bray: Brayden Gurnari, known by his stage name, Bray, is an American musician and singer-songwriter, whose music incorporates rock, pop, and electro funk.
  2. Bray a.k.a. Anna Eliza Bray was a British novelist.

There are other people with in their name, like Ben Bray, Dan Bray, Ian Bray, Jim Bray, Ray Bray, Tim Bray, Andy Bray, Bill Bray, Bray Poor, Chip Bray and many others.

Characters

  1. Bray is a fictional character in the 2009 thriller film Law Abiding Citizen.
  2. Bray is a fictional character from the 1986 film Robot Holocaust.
  3. Bray is a fictional character from the 1950 film Treasure Island.

Writings

"Bray" is a written work.

Miscellanea

  1. Bray is a website.
  2. Bray is a family name.

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by Devin Bray, Heather L. Bray

Devin Bray is an international arbitration counsel, OAS Academic Scholarship and SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship recipient,

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Google previewInternational Arbitration and Public Policy (2014)

by Devin Bray, Heather L. Bray

Devin Bray is an international arbitration counsel and SJD Candidate in the International Trade & Business Law Program...

Bray is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is a graduate of the Universities of Royal ...

Google previewModern British Drama on Screen (2013)

by William Robert Bray

william robert bray is the founding editor of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review and founding director of the Tennessee...

Bray is a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University. james campbell is an associate professor and ...

Google previewHistory of Hamilton County, Indiana (1915)

her people, industries and institutions by John F. Haines

Bray is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. All in all Mr. Bray is a fine type of the highest class of American citizenship and is held high in the estimation of people in all classes of society. STEPHEN COX.

Google previewModern American Drama on Screen (2013)

by William Robert Bray, R. Barton Palmer

WILLIAM ROBERT BRAY is the founding editor of The Tennessee l/Villiams Annual Review and founding director of the Tennessee Williams Scholars Conference,

Bray is a professor of English at Middle Tennessee State University.

Google previewThe American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review (1817)

Bray is an actor of much merit in [. branches of low comedy.

Google previewThe Original Lists of Persons of Quality (2006)

by John Camden Hotten

t (Eaton Bray is a Township in the Hundred ...

Google previewHandbook of Obesity – Volume 2 (2014)

Clinical Applications, Fourth Edition by George A Bray, Claude Bouchard

Bray is a master in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology.

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by Harleian miscellany

Without the False Bray is the berm, or fore-land, being a kind of bank, six feet broad, on the inside of the ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

BRAY. or fulness of blood by saline purgatives and diuretics, such as Epsom and Glnuber salts or nitre. The principles of revention are the same as in the case of BLACK QUARTER 81. v.) in cattle. Shelter during severe winter weather is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religion in the South (2005)

by Samuel S. Hill, Charles H. Lippy, Charles Reagan Wilson

Bray,. Thomas. evidence to the US Supreme Court and persuaded the justices to uphold an Oregon statute limiting women laundry workers to a ten-hour day. WOODROW WILSON was greatly impressed with Brandeis and in 1916 nominated ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Noel Sheehy, Antony J. Chapman, Wenday A. Conroy

Bray, Douglas Weston Born: 1918, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Nat: American Ints: Adult development and ageing, industrial and organizational, personality and social Educ: BA American International College, 1940; MA Clark University, ...

Google previewWorld of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States [2 volumes] (2010)

Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States by Kym S. Rice, Martha B. Katz-Hyman

KATZ-HYMAN BRAY SCHOOLS. Laws in almost all the ...

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Usage statistics about bray

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bray:

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For God hates utterly the bray of bragging tongues. (Sophocles)
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Scrabble value of B3R1A1Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BRAY

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