|Origin:||rai, from Latin radius; RADIUS|
|Origin:||raie, from Latin raia|
a straight narrow beam of light from the sun or moon:
The room darkened as a cloud hid the sun's rays.
Rays of light filtered through the trees.
something that provides a small amount of hope or happiness in a difficult situation:
a treatment that offers a ray of hope for cancer sufferers
someone who is happy and makes a difficult situation seem better
to sit or lie in the sun:
Let's go out and catch a few rays.
a large flat sea fish with a long pointed tail