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Definition of the noun fray

What does fray mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: frays

  1. a noisy fight

Alternative definition of the noun fray


  1. Affray; broil; contest; combat; brawl; melee.
  2. [archaic] fright

Definition of the verb fray

What does fray mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: frayed | fraying | frays

  1. wear away by rubbing
  2. cause friction

Alternative definition of the verb fray


  1. [intransitive] To unravel; used particularly for the edge of something made of cloth, or the end of a rope.
  2. [intransitive, figuratively] To cause exhaustion, wear out (a person's mental strength).
  3. [transitive] [archaic] frighten


  1. "Fray" is a drama film directed by Geoff Ryan.
  2. "Fray" is a film, directed by Rob Walstead.


"Fray" is a book by Joss Whedon.

  • genre: Humour


"Fray" is a video game.

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  1. Fray a.k.a. Fraser Clarke Heston is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter and actor. The son of actors Charlton Heston and Lydia Clarke, Fraser Clarke Heston was born in Los Angeles.
  2. Fray is a musical artist.
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group Kaos Urbano (Guitar)
  3. Fray a.k.a. Carlos Treviño was the member of Catalan punk rock band Decibelios.

There are other people with in their name, like John Fray, Liam Fray, Arron Fray, David Fray, John Fray?, Daniella Fray, Fray Tormenta, Tara Lee Fray, Elizabeth Fray, Robin Fray Carey and many others.


Fray is an eight-issue comic book limited series, a futuristic spin-off of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Written by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, the series follows a Slayer named Melaka Fray, a chosen one in a time where vampires are returning to the slums of New York City, and the rich-poor divide is even greater. Volume one is drawn by Karl Moline and Andy Owens.

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Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

fray A fray is a fight or brawl, an unproductive event often witnessed after closing time of the pubs in Britain. As a verb, it means to frighten, or, ...

Google previewBloodied Banners (2010)

Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield by Robert W. Jones

battle, but what of the reality of combat, when the shields were shattered and the surcoats and caparisons torn, when, as Duby says, 'every fray is a tornado of emblems...



Fra, friar or sometimes even fray is a title often used in the former Spanish colonies such as, the Philippines or Southwest America. Fracas – (noun) a noisy disturbance or quarrel. The violent fracas between the rival factions didn't allow the ...

Google previewContemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2015)

by Kathleen R. Arnold

and two others reach Culiacan, Mexico, after possibly crossing what is now southern New Mexico, and begin rumors of the Seven Cities of Cibola, as described by Franciscan friar Fray Marcos de Niza (1495–1558). Fray Marcos ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

FRAY. FRAUGHT FRAXINUS, in Botany, a genus of the class iyioecia, order Diandria, (some Botanists place it in the class Diandria, order Monogynia,) natural order Jas- mineee. Generic character : calyx none, or in four deep segments ...

Google previewLexicon ecclesiasticum Latino-Hispanicum ... opus novum ... denuo ... plus dimidia parte auctum, etc (1628)

Y OR la presente yo Fray Christoual de Cordoua,Maestro en Sac: Theo logia Prouincialde España,de la Orden de los Predicadores,doy licencia alňadre Fray Diego Ximenez Arias, que pueda imprimir vn Diccionorio Ecclefiastico,que tiene ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia and Its Makers (1917)

Jose De; Alaman, Lucas; Alruquerque, Al- rONzo De; Aleore, Francisco Xavier; Altamirano, Dieoo Francisco; Alvarado, Alonzo De; Alvarado, Fray Francisco De; Alvarado, Pedro De; Alzate, Jose Antonio; America; Anazco, Pedro De; Anoulo, ...

Google previewThe Cervantes Encyclopedia: A-K (2004)

by Howard Mancing

Isla wrote a single novel, Historia del famoso predicador fray Genindio de Campazas, alias Zotes (published in two installments, 1757-68; History of the Famous Preacher Fray Gerundio de Campazas, alias Zotes), with the first part banned by ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

fray [LME] The spelling fray represents two distinct words. The verb meaning 'to unravel' comes from Latin fricare 'to rub', found also in friction [M16th] .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Christianity in the United States (2016)

by George Thomas Kurian, Mark A. Lamport

—JennifeR WooDRuff tait CardEnas, Fray bEniGno Fray Benigno Cardenas was a Roman Catholic priest and later, a Methodist clergyman actively ministering during the years following the Mexican American War of 1846–1848 and through ...

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This fray was jutting out from the side of the factory converted studios at Ossington and Dupont

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Fray Meaning

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Scrabble value of F4R1A1Y4

The value of this 4-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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