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RELAY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does relay mean? 

RELAY (noun)
  The noun RELAY has 4 senses:

1. the act of passing something along from one person or group to another
2. a crew of workers who relieve another crew
3. a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals
4. electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit

  Familiarity information: RELAY used as a noun is uncommon.


RELAY (verb)
  The verb RELAY has 2 senses:

1. pass along
2. control or operate by relay

  Familiarity information: RELAY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RELAY (noun)


Sense 1relay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of passing something along from one person or group to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the relay was successful

Hypernyms ("relay" is a kind of...):

handing over; passage (the act of passing something to another person)


Sense 2relay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A crew of workers who relieve another crew

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("relay" is a kind of...):

shift (a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time)


Sense 3relay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A fresh team to relieve weary draft animals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("relay" is a kind of...):

team (two or more draft animals that work together to pull something)


Sense 4relay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

electrical relay; relay

Hypernyms ("relay" is a kind of...):

electrical device (a device that produces or is powered by electricity)

Meronyms (parts of "relay"):

electromagnet (a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet)

Holonyms ("relay" is a part of...):

circuit; electric circuit; electrical circuit (an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow)


RELAY (verb)


Sense 1relay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pass along

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

Please relay the news to the villagers

Hypernyms (to "relay" is one way to...):

communicate; pass; pass along; pass on; put across (transmit information)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They relay them the information
They relay the information to them


Sense 2relay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Control or operate by relay

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Hypernyms (to "relay" is one way to...):

control; operate (handle and cause to function)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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