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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger;


VERB (3)

1. spread open or apart;
- Example: "He splayed his huge hands over the table"

2. turn outward;
- Example: "These birds can splay out their toes"
- Example: "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees"
[syn: turn out, splay, spread out, rotate]

3. move out of position;
- Example: "dislocate joints"
- Example: "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically"
[syn: dislocate, luxate, splay, slip]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. turned outward in an ungainly manner;
- Example: "splay knees"

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5 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Splay \Splay\, v. t. [Abbrev. of display.] 1. To display; to spread. [Obs.] "Our ensigns splayed." --Gascoigne. [1913 Webster] 2. To dislocate, as a shoulder bone. [1913 Webster] 3. To spay; to castrate. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] 4. To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc. --Oxf. Gloss. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Splay \Splay\, a. Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders. [1913 Webster] Sonwthing splay, something blunt-edged, unhandy, and infelicitous. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Splay \Splay\, a. (Arch.) 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

splay adj 1: turned outward in an ungainly manner; "splay knees" n 1: an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger v 1: spread open or apart; "He splayed his huge hands over the table" 2: turn outward; "These birds can splay out their toes"; "ballet dancers can rotate their legs out by 90 degrees" [syn: turn out, splay, spread out, rotate] 3: move out of position; "dislocate joints"; "the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically" [syn: dislocate, luxate, splay, slip]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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