spray
Pronunciation Noun

spray

  1. A fine, gentle, dispersed mist of liquid.
    The sailor could feel the spray from the waves.
  2. (countable) A pressurized container; an atomizer.
  3. (countable) Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner.
  4. (medicine, countable) A jet of fine medicated vapour, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
  5. (metalworking, countable) A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal to all parts of the mold.
  6. (metalworking, countable) A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.
  7. (computing, countable) The allocation and filling of blocks of memory with the same byte sequence, hoping to establish that sequence in a certain predetermined location as part of an exploit.
    • 2015, Herbert Bos, ‎Fabian Monrose, ‎Gregory Blanc, Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses: 18th International Symposium
      This approach would be altered for an optimal omelette based exploit. One would spray the heap with the omelette code solely, then load a single copy of the additional shellcode eggs into memory outside the target region for the spray.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

spray (sprays, present participle spraying; past and past participle sprayed)

  1. (transitive) To project a liquid in a dispersive manner toward something.
    The firemen sprayed the house.
    Using a water cannon, the national guard sprayed the protesters.
  2. (ergative) To project in a dispersive manner.
    Spray some ointment on that scratch.
    The water sprayed out of the hose.
  3. (transitive, figurative) To project many small items dispersively.
  4. (intransitive, zoology) To urinate in order to mark territory.
  5. (transitive, computing, computer security) To allocate blocks of memory from (a heap, etc.), and fill them with the same byte sequence, hoping to establish that sequence in a certain predetermined location as part of an exploit.
    to spray the heap of a target process
    • 2015, Herbert Bos, ‎Fabian Monrose, ‎Gregory Blanc, Research in Attacks, Intrusions, and Defenses: 18th International Symposium
      This approach would be altered for an optimal omelette based exploit. One would spray the heap with the omelette code solely, then load a single copy of the additional shellcode eggs into memory outside the target region for the spray.
Translations Translations Noun

spray

  1. (countable) A small branch of flowers or berries.
    The bridesmaid carried a spray of lily-of-the-valley.
    • 1700, [John] Dryden, “The Flower and the Leaf: Or, The Lady in the Arbour. A Vision.”, in Fables Ancient and Modern; […], London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, […], OCLC 228732415 ↗, page 385 ↗:
      The painted Birds, Companions of the Spring, / Hopping from Spray to Spray, were heard to ſing ; / Both Eyes and Ears receiv’d a like Delight, / Enchanting Muſick, and a charming Sight.
  2. (countable) A collective body of small branches.
    The tree has a beautiful spray.
    • circa 1596 Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene. Book VII, Canto VII:
      And from the Trees did lop the needless Spray;
  3. (uncountable) Branches and twigs collectively; foliage.
  4. (countable, obsolete) An orchard.
  5. (countable) An ornament or design that resembles a branch.



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