Origin of drayMiddle English dreye, origin, originally , a drag, sled from Old English dræge, literally , something drawn, dragnet from dragan, to draw
- The definition of a dray is a cart without sides which is used for moving heavy things.
An example of a dray is a cart used to move potted trees and plants.
- Dray is defined as to move or haul things using a cart.
An example of dray is using a cart to bring plants into a garden.
transitive verbdrayed, dray·ing, drays
Origin of drayMiddle English draie sledge, cart from Old English dragan to draw
Middle English draye, 1325-1375. Compare draeg- in Old English draegnet ("dragnet") and draġan (“to draw”).
- Je voudrais (pronounced zhuh voo dray) means I would like.
- This value was adopted by James Watt as the result of experiments with strong dray-horses, but, as he was aware, it is in excess of what can be done by an average horse over a full day's work.
- Professor Curie, who was elected to the Academy of Sciences in 1905, was run over by a dray and killed instantly in Paris on the 19th of April 1906.