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Definition 1: the act of passing something along from one person or group to another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where relay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the relay was successful

(relay is a kind of ...) the act of passing something to another person

Definition 2: electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for relay in the sense of this definition

(relay is a kind of ...) a device that produces or is powered by electricity

(relay is a part of ...) a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet

(... is part of relay) an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

Definition 3: a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for relay in the sense of this definition

(relay is a kind of ...) a contest of speed

"the race is to the swift"

(... is a kind of relay ) (ancient Greece) in which a torch is passed from one runner to the next

Definition 4: a crew of workers who relieve another crew - [noun denoting group]

(relay is a kind of ...) a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time

Definition 5: a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals - [noun denoting group]

(relay is a kind of ...) two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

Definition 6: pass along - [verb of communication]

Samples where relay or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please relay the news to the villagers

(relay is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

Definition 7: control or operate by relay - [verb of contact]

(relay is a kind of ...) handle and cause to function

"do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol" "control the lever"

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