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Definition for tray (2 of 2)
noun Australian Slang.
Origin of tray2
Examples from the Web for tray
Disturbed by these suppositions and deciding not to tell my wife, I made the tea and took the tray to the bedroom.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Willie signals to the stewardess that he needs some help with his tray.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the next fragment, Jen observes a tray pile-up at a museum cafeteria dining line.
Tipping the tray into Coinstar and hearing the telltale rattle as the counter spins is not providing.Daddy, How Come You’re Always Broke? Benjamin Anastas’s ‘Too Good to Be True’|Benjamin Anastas|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And with that, a tray of teeny-tiny chocolate-covered ice-cream cones went round the room.An Affair to Remember: Diane von Furstenberg Toasts Worldly Women|Abigail Pesta|June 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The door opened, and Ibrahim came in quietly and carefully with a tray.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The butler filled two cups, M. Petrovitch taking the second from the tray as I lifted the first to my lips.The International Spy|Allen Upward
When he has finished he takes his tray to the directress that she may verify his work.The Montessori Method|Maria Montessori
This difference indicates the grade of sensitivity that the weights in the tray are designed to test.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development|Francis Galton
David pushed the tray away and leaned luxuriously back in his chair.The Shield of Silence|Harriet T. Comstock
British Dictionary definitions for tray
Word Origin for tray
Word Origin and History for tray
Old English treg, trig "flat board with a low rim," from Proto-Germanic *traujan (cf. Old Swedish tro, a corn measure). Related to Old English treow "wood, tree" (see tree (n.)) and the primary sense may have been "wooden vessel."