relay

relay
relays, relaying, relayed
(The noun is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːleɪ[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]rɪle͟ɪ[/t]].)
1) N-COUNT A relay or a relay race is a race between two or more teams, for example teams of runners or swimmers. Each member of the team runs or swims one section of the race.

Britain's prospects of beating the United States in the relay looked poor.

2) VERB To relay television or radio signals means to send them or broadcast them.

[V n] The satellite will be used mainly to relay television programmes...

[V n to/from n] This system continuously monitors levels of radiation and relays the information to a central computer...

[V n to/from n] The event will be relayed to a giant TV screen a mile away.

N-COUNT
Relay is also a noun.

More than a thousand people outside listened to a relay of the proceedings.

3) N-COUNT A relay is a piece of equipment that receives television or radio signals from one place and sends them to another place.

...a security system with satellite relays.

...a television relay station.

4) VERB If you relay something that has been said to you, you repeat it to another person. [FORMAL]

[V n] She relayed the message, then frowned...

[be V-ed to/from n] The decision will be relayed to Iraq's ambassador at the UN.


English dictionary. 2008.

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