An example of to relay is to get a message to someone.
An example of a relay is a race during a school field day.
An example of relay is the act of getting a message to someone.
He had to re-lay the tiles because the cement was too dry.
Relayed the message to his boss.
Origin of relay
- Middle English relai fresh team of dogs for a hunt from Old French from relaier to relay re- re- laier to leave (of Germanic origin leip- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French relai (“reserve pack of hounds"), from relaier (“to exchange tired animals for fresh"); literally, "to leave behind", from Old French relaier (“to leave behind"), from re- + laier (“to leave"), of uncertain origin.
- re- +"Ž lay