Sense: 1-3, 6
|Origin:||Perhaps from Middle Dutch sprayen 'to scatter small drops of liquid'|
|Origin:||Perhaps from an unrecorded Old English spræg|
liquid which is forced out of a special container in a stream of very small drops:
liquid from a container[uncountable and countable]
a new hair styling spray
Most farmers use pesticide sprays.
a container which forces liquid out in a stream of small drops:
Mary took a perfume spray from her handbag.
water in very small drops that is blown from the sea etc or sent up by vehicles on a wet road:
spray from the waves
My face was stinging from the salt spray.
liquid that comes quickly from somewhere in very small drops
A spray of blood came from his mouth.
a small branch or stem with leaves or flowers on it, used for decoration [= sprig]
a spray of holly
an attractive arrangement of flowers or leaves
a spray of violets and primroses
a lot of bullets or very small objects moving quickly through the air