1. relay, passage, handing over

usage: the act of passing something along from one person or group to another; "the relay was successful"

2. relay, shift

usage: a crew of workers who relieve another crew

3. relay, team

usage: a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals

4. relay, relay race, race

usage: a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance

5. relay, electrical relay, electrical device

usage: electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit


1. relay, communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across

usage: pass along; "Please relay the news to the villagers"

2. relay, operate, control

usage: control or operate by relay

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