The definition of a relay is a race, or the act of passing something along from one person or group to another.(noun)
To relay is defined as to pass along.(verb)
An example of to relay is to get a message to someone.
See relay in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME relai < MFr relais, pl., orig., hounds kept as reserves at points along the course of a hunt < relaier, to leave behind < re- (see re-) + laier, to leave, let: see delay
See relay in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English relai, fresh team of dogs for a hunt
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from relaier, to relay
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + laier, to leave (of Germanic origin; see leip- in Indo-European roots).
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