tray Meaning, Definition & Usage

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


Tray transitive verb
OF. traïr, F. trahir, L. tradere. See Traitor.
  1. To betray; to deceive. Obs. Chaucer.
Tray noun
OE. treye, AS. treg. Cf. Trough.
plural Trays
  1. A small trough or wooden vessel, sometimes scooped out of a block of wood, for various domestic uses, as in making bread, chopping meat, etc.
  2. A flat, broad vessel on which dishes, glasses, etc., are carried; a waiter; a salver.
  3. A shallow box, generally without a top, often used within a chest, trunk, box, etc., as a removable receptacle for small or light articles.

Webster 1913