- relay race.
- a length or leg in a relay race.
verb (used with object), re·layed, re·lay·ing.
verb (used without object), re·layed, re·lay·ing.
Origin of relay1
verb (used with object), re·laid, re·lay·ing.
verb (used with object), re-laid, re-lay·ing.
Origin of re-lay
Examples from the Web for relay
Contemporary Examples of relay
When asked how she feels about paving the way for abortion education on the Internet, Steinauer was quick to relay her enthusiasm.The Internet’s First Abortion Class
October 6, 2014
Pippa and and her brother are part of a team of eight cyclists, and will be riding three hours a day each in relay.Pippa's Cross America Cycle Race
June 16, 2014
Teams generally race in a relay format with one racer always on the road.Pippa Middleton To Cycle Across America ... Starting Tomorrow
June 13, 2014
Relay: Teams of four compete in a four-part race, 4x7.5km (30km total) for men and 4x6km (24km total) for women.Why the Biathlon Makes Bonds of Us All
February 16, 2014
They also make phone calls and relay data to third-party fitness apps such as MapMyRun.These Are the Best Fitness Gadgets at CES
January 13, 2014
Historical Examples of relay
At the end of ten miles or so a relay mount was waiting for each rider.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
A relay snapped, and instantly the ammeter jumped to read 4500 amperes.Islands of Space
John W Campbell
Behind him a row of other exhorters sat, a relay ready to leap to his aid.Other Main-Travelled Roads
Don Mathers adjusted the screen to relay the Kraden cruiser.Medal of Honor
Dallas McCord Reynolds
It was during a relay that Porthos ventured to interrogate Aramis discreetly.The Man in the Iron Mask
Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- short for relay race
- one of the sections of a relay race
- a combination of a receiver and transmitter designed to receive radio signals and retransmit them, in order to extend their range
- (as modifier)a relay station
verb (rɪˈleɪ) (tr)
Word Origin for relay
late 14c., "hounds placed along a line of chase," from Middle French relai "reserve pack of hounds or other animals" (13c.), from Old French relaier "to exchange tired animals for fresh," literally "leave behind," from re- "back" (see re-) + laier "to leave" (see delay (v.)). The etymological sense is "to leave (dogs) behind (in order to take fresh ones)." Of horses, 1650s. Electromagnetic sense first recorded 1860. As a type of foot-race, it is attested from 1898.
c.1400, "to set a pack of (fresh) hounds after a quarry;" also "change horses," from Old French relaiier, from relai (see relay (n.)). Related: Relayed; relaying.