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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Language: Old English
Origin: trig, treg

tray

noun
     
tray
tray [countable]
1D a flat piece of plastic, metal, or wood, with raised edges, used for carrying things such as plates, food etc:
The waiter brought drinks on a tray.
2B a flat open container with three sides used for holding papers, documents etc on a desk
in tray (=for holding documents you still have to deal with)
out tray (=for holding documents you have dealt with)
3 especially British English a flat open container with four sides used for holding certain things:
a cat litter tray
seed tray (=a tray in which you plant seeds)
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