ray

noun
ADJECTIVE
powerful
blinding, bright, brilliant

a blinding ray of light

golden

They basked in sun's warm golden rays.

soft, warm
burning, damaging, harmful
dying, last

the dying rays of a winter sun

cathode, cosmic, gamma, heat, infrared, light, ultraviolet (abbreviated to UV), etc.

the invention of the cathode ray tube

the moon's, the sun's
VERB + RAY
emit, give off, send out

gamma rays given off by plutonium

cast, shine

The moon cast pale rays of light on the ground.

expose sb/sth to
block, filter out, protect sb/sth from, shield sb/sth from

sunscreens which filter out harmful ultraviolet rays

absorb

A car window absorbs almost all UVB rays.

bend, catch, deflect, reflect

Her ring caught the rays of the setting sun.

RAY + VERB
filter through sth, pass through sth, penetrate sth, travel

the moon's rays filtering through the trees

shine, shine down, shine on sth

The last of the sun's rays shone on the grass.

hit sth, strike sth

When the sun's rays hit the earth, a lot of heat is reflected back into space.

damage sth

Ultraviolet rays damage the skin.

PREPOSITION
in the rays of

a stream sparkling in the rays of the June sun

PHRASES
a ray of light (sometimes figurative), a ray of sunlight, a ray of sunshine (sometimes figurative)

The one ray of light in this whole affair is that justice has been done.

A ray of sunlight fell on the table.

My nephew is a little ray of sunshine.

the rays of the sun

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