Definition of Splay

1. Noun. An outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger.

Generic synonyms: Bevel, Cant, Chamfer



2. Verb. Spread open or apart. "He splayed his huge hands over the table"
Generic synonyms: Open, Spread, Spread Out, Unfold

3. Adjective. Turned outward in an ungainly manner. "Splay knees"
Similar to: Splayfoot, Splayfooted

4. Verb. Turn outward. "Ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
Exact synonyms: Rotate, Spread Out, Turn Out
Generic synonyms: Turn
Derivative terms: Turnout

5. Verb. Move out of position. "The artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
Exact synonyms: Dislocate, Luxate, Slip
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Dislocation, Dislocation, Luxation, Slip, Slippage

Definition of Splay

1. v. t. To display; to spread.

2. a. Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders.

3. a. A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larged at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them.

Definition of Splay

1. Verb. To display; to spread. ¹

2. Verb. To dislocate, as a shoulder bone. ¹

3. Verb. To spay; to castrate. ¹

4. Verb. To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc. ¹

5. Adjective. Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders. ¹

6. Noun. A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larger at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Splay

1. to spread out [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Splay

1. 1. To lay open the end of a tubular structure by making a longitudinal incision to increase its potential diameter. See: spatulate. 2. The rounding of the corner on the graph relating rate of renal tubular secretion or reabsorption of a substance to its arterial plasma concentration, due primarily to the fact that some nephrons reach their tubular maximum before others do. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Splay

splatter
splatterday
splattered
splatterer
splatterers
splatterfest
splatterfests
splattering
splatterings
splatterproof
splatterpunk
splatters
splatterspunks
splattery
splatting
splay (current term)
splayed
splayfeet
splayfoot
splayfooted
splaying
splays
spleen
spleen deoxyribonuclease
spleen endonuclease
spleen focus-forming viruses
spleen metastases
spleen phosphodiesterases
spleened

Literary usage of Splay

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Masonry Construction by Ira Osborn Baker (1899)
"splay of Wings. There are three common ways of disposing the wing walls for finishing the ends of arch culverts. 1. The culvert is finished with a straight ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"12 is a specimen of splay or flat foot. It is caused by a breaking down of the arch of the foot, whereby locomotion becomes painful and sometimes impossible ..."

3. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"12 is a specimen of splay or flat foot. It is caused by a breaking down of the arch of the foot, whereby locomotion becomes painful and sometimes impossible ..."

4. The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1904)
"The north windows are destroyed ; only the left splay of the main window remains. ... A rude ambry in the splay further disfigures the window. ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1836)
"His splay feet, and amphibious-looking heels, seemed to stamp him some creature of the elements; a Caliban, schooled to generous offices by some ..."

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