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Definition tray

Etymology 1

From Middle English treye, from Old English trēġ, trīġ (“wooden board, tray”), from Proto-Germanic *trawją (“wooden vessel”), from Proto-Indo-European *drewo-, *dóru (“tree; wood”). Cognate with Old Norse treyja (“carrier”), Old Swedish trø (“wooden grain measure”), Low German Treechel (“dough trough”), Ancient Greek δρουίτη (drouítē, “tub, vat”), Sanskrit द्रोण (droṇa, “trough”). Related to trough and tree.

Noun

tray (plural trays)

  1. A small, typically rectangular or round, flat, and rigid object upon which things are carried.
  2. A flat carrier for items being transported.
  3. The items on a full tray.
  4. A component of a device into which an item is placed for use in the device's operations.
  5. (computing, graphical user interface, informal)  A notification area used for icons and alerts.
  6. (Australia) (pickup) truck bed
Verb

tray (third-person singular simple present trays, present participle traying, simple past and past participle trayed)

  1. (transitive) to place (items) on a tray
  2. (intransitive) to slide down a snow-covered hill on a tray from a cafeteria.

Etymology 2

From Middle English traye, treie, from Old English trega (“misfortune, misery, trouble, grief, pain”), from Proto-Germanic *tregô (“mourning”), from Proto-Indo-European *dregʰ- (“unwilling, sullen, slack”). Cognate with Icelandic tregi (“sorrow, grief”), Gothic ????? (trigō, “grief”).

Noun

tray (plural trays)

  1. (obsolete) trouble; annoyance; anger

Etymology 3

From Middle English trayen, treien, from Old English tregian (“to trouble, harass, vex”), from Proto-Germanic *tregōną (“to become tedious, become lazy, sadden”), from Proto-Indo-European *dregʰ- (“unwilling, sullen, slack”).

Verb

tray (third-person singular simple present trays, present participle traying, simple past and past participle trayed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to grieve; to annoy

Etymology 4

From Middle English trayen, from Old French trair (“to betray”), from Latin tradō (“hand over, betray”). More at betray.

Verb

tray (third-person singular simple present trays, present participle traying, simple past and past participle trayed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) to betray

Etymology 5

Noun

tray (plural trays)

  1. Alternative form of trey (“third branch of deer's antler”)

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