[ reyd ]

  1. having or represented as having emanating rays; radiate: The saint was painted with a rayed, beatific face.

  2. having zoological or botanical rays (often used in combination): a five-rayed fin.

Origin of rayed

First recorded in 1740–50; ray1 + -ed3

Other words from rayed

  • un·rayed, adjective

Words Nearby rayed

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How to use rayed in a sentence

  • François Pinault, at the opening of the Palazzo Grassi two years ago, exhibited his own skull X-rayed by Piotr Uklanski.

    Treasures From the Pinault Collection | Bernard-Henri Lévy | June 12, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The white beam of light rayed out from a thick grove of shrubs and small trees on the other side of the big yard.

  • "The first one at the hatch will probably be shot or rayed," grumbled Shanklin.

    The Devil's Asteroid | Manly Wade Wellman
  • The three-rayed design appears to have gained the victory over the others, and came into commoner use.

    The Swastika | Thomas Wilson
  • Possibilities that I had never imagined rayed out from my recumbent body as from the hub of a vast wheel.

    Lazarre | Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Skeleton consisting of spicules of carbonate of lime in the form of needles and three-or four-rayed stars.

    The Sea Shore | William S. Furneaux