adjective Date: 1747 having, admitting, or emitting no rays; especially darkraylessness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Rayless — Ray less (r[=a] l[e^]s), a. Destitute of rays; hence, dark; not illuminated; blind; as, a rayless sky; rayless eyes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rayless — raylessness, n. /ray lis/, adj. 1. lacking rays or raylike parts. 2. unlit, dark, or gloomy: a rayless cave. [1735 45; RAY1 + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • rayless — ray•less [[t]ˈreɪ lɪs[/t]] adj. unlit; dark: a rayless cave[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • rayless — adjective a) Lacking rays b) Lightless, gloomy …   Wiktionary

  • rayless — Synonyms and related words: ableptical, amaurotic, beamless, benighted, bereft of light, black, black as night, blind, caliginous, color blind, dark, dark as night, dark as pitch, darkling, darksome, dim sighted, ebon, ebony, eclipsed, eyeless,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rayless — adj. lacking rays; dark, unlit, gloomy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rayless — a. Sunless, beamless, darksome, dark, dismal, Cimmerian …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rayless — ray·less …   English syllables

  • rayless — /ˈreɪləs/ (say rayluhs) adjective 1. without rays. 2. unilluminated, dark, or gloomy. {ray1 + less} …   Australian English dictionary

  • rayless — adjective having no parts resembling rays; not having ray flowers • Pertains to noun: ↑ray …   Useful english dictionary

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