verb (used with object), re-laid, re-lay·ing.
Origin of re-lay
- 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.
Examples from the Web for relaying
“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.
We are relaying a message from Washington to Colonel Minturn on board your ship.The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner|Wilbur Lawton
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
Hence every mile advanced meant that he doubled the distance, relaying from one camp to the next.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Whenever the gun was fired it jumped back like a bucking bronco, necessitating the relaying of the gun after each shot.With the Zionists in Gallipoli|John Henry Patterson
I thanked him and hung up, relaying the information to the others.Four-Day Planet|Henry Beam Piper
- 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.