- 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.
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Origin of relay1
Definition for relay (2 of 3)
verb (used with object), re·laid, re·lay·ing.
Definition for relay (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), re-laid, re-lay·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-layre-lay , relay
Example sentences from the Web for relay
When dopamine docks, those receptors relay the “feel good” signal from the last cell to this new one.
The Floatride Energy Foam also gives the shoes a soft step-in feel for a smoother ride, whether it be for a relay, a 5K, or a special race day.
Protheroe relayed her concerns to the IRS, which fixed many glitches and started sending out debit cards that can be used without a bank account.Millions Still Haven’t Gotten Stimulus Checks, Including Many Who Need Them Most|by Lydia DePillis|October 30, 2020|ProPublica
In this way, electrical chatter between neurons is relayed to the nucleus, suggesting that neural activity — driven by a behavior — could attach the dopamine epigenetic marker to genes responsible for drug-seeking behavior.The Epigenetic Secrets Behind Dopamine, Drug Addiction and Depression|R. Douglas Fields|October 27, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It was the first time Thor had opened up about his accident to someone outside of his own family, who only found out about it when they saw it relayed on the local news.This Film Will Make You Rethink Every Parental Decision|Ryan Van Bibber|October 26, 2020|Outside Online
“Mahfouz was relaying the oppression of Amina and her daughters as it existed,” she has said.Cairo, Revisited: How Naguib Mahfouz Predicted the Future of Egypt|Joel Whitney|July 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When Dmitri visited, he would act as a megaphone, relaying to his mother what her ears could not catch of my Kiwi accent.Remembering Dmitri Nabokov, the Novelist’s Son and Literary Executor|Brian Boyd|May 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps that was the inspiration for the plan Justice was now relaying to UCE 48.
I went back to the house and found the servant clearing away a meal and relaying the table for me.The Romance of His Life|Mary Cholmondeley
The captain waved acknowledgment from behind the glass, and Raoul heard him ring a bell relaying his orders belowdecks.Shaman|Robert Shea
Relaying regularly, we gradually mounted six hundred feet over neve and massive sastrugi.
The sledge-meter showed only two miles one thousand one hundred yards for the afternoon, relaying having been necessary.
He succeeded at last in getting a message through to the national capital, relaying to the immense radio station at Arlington.The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner|Wilbur Lawton
British Dictionary definitions for relay
- 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