(noun, verb)


1. an open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food

Definition categories: man–made, receptacle

Sentences with tray as a noun:

- I carefully arranged the dishes on the tray and brought it upstairs.

- Make sure that tray of eggs is properly loaded.

- Before long they had consumed a whole tray of shrimp cocktails and sent for another.

- The CD tray will not open.

- The loader is responsible for placing the work on the trays for the plating machines.


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

2. (transitive) To place items on a tray.

- Be sure to tray eggs with the large end up.

3. (intransitive) To slide down a snow-covered hill on a tray from a cafeteria.

- Traying has provided collegiate fun and the occasional fatality for decades.

4. (transitive, obsolete) To betray.