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1. relay

verb. ['ˈriːˌleɪ'] pass along.

Synonyms

  • pass along
  • put across
  • pass on
  • communicate

Antonyms

  • failing
  • stay
  • running
  • disinherit

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
  • relai (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Rhymes with Relay

  • enrile

Sentences with relay


1. Noun, singular or mass
Then, remove the fuel pump relay from the relay pane and start the engine.

Quotes about relay


1. When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.
- N. R. Narayana Murthy

2. Nothing is born of nothing, least of all knowledge, modernity, or enlightened thought; progress is made in tiny surges, in successive laps, like an endless relay race. But there are links without which nothing would be passed on, and for that reason, they deserve the gratitude of all who benefited from them.
- Amin Maalouf, Orígenes

2. relay

noun. ['ˈriːˌleɪ'] the act of passing something along from one person or group to another.

Synonyms

  • passage

Antonyms

  • closed circuit
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
  • relai (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. relay

noun. ['ˈriːˌleɪ'] a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals.

Antonyms

  • recede

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
  • relai (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. relay

noun. ['ˈriːˌleɪ'] electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit.

Synonyms

  • electrical device
  • circuit
  • electric circuit
  • electromagnet
  • electrical circuit

Antonyms

  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
  • relai (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

5. relay

verb. ['ˈriːˌleɪ'] control or operate by relay.

Synonyms

  • operate

Antonyms

  • linger
  • refrain

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
  • relai (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

6. relay

noun. ['ˈriːˌleɪ'] a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance.

Synonyms

  • relay race
  • race

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • disapprove
  • disallow

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
  • relai (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

7. relay

noun. ['ˈriːˌleɪ'] a crew of workers who relieve another crew.

Antonyms

  • appear

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • re- (English)
  • relai (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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