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bay 1

 (bā)
n.
1. A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea: the Bay of Biscay.
2. An area of land, such as an arm of prairie partially enclosed by woodland, that resembles in shape or formation a partially enclosed body of water.

[Middle English, from Old French baie, perhaps from baer, to open out, gape; see bay2.]

bay 2

 (bā)
n.
1. Architecture A part of a building marked off by vertical elements, such as columns or pilasters: an arcade divided into ten bays.
2. Architecture
a. A bay window.
b. An opening or recess in a wall.
3. A section or compartment, as in a service station, barn, or aircraft, that is set off for a specific purpose: a cargo bay; an engine bay.
4. A sickbay.
5. Computers A drive bay.

[Middle English, from Old French baee, an opening, from baer, to gape, from Vulgar Latin *badāre.]

bay 3

 (bā)
adj.
Reddish-brown: a bay colt.
n.
1. A reddish brown.
2. A reddish-brown animal, especially a horse having a black mane and tail.

[Middle English bai, from Old French, from Latin badius, perhaps of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish buide, yellow.]

bay 4

 (bā)
n.
1. A deep, prolonged bark, such as the sound made by hounds.
2. The position of one cornered by pursuers and forced to turn and fight at close quarters: The hunters brought their quarry to bay.
3. The position of having been checked or held at a distance: "He has seen the nuclear threat held at bay for 40 years" (Earl W. Foell).
v. bayed, bay·ing, bays
v.intr.
To utter a deep, prolonged bark.
v.tr.
1. To pursue or challenge with barking: "I had rather be a dog, and bay the moon" (Shakespeare).
2. To express by barking or howling: a mob baying its fury.
3. To bring to bay: "too big for the dogs which tried to bay it" (William Faulkner).

[Middle English, from abai, cornering a hunted animal, from Old French, from abaiier, to bark, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *abbaiāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Vulgar Latin *badāre, to gape, yawn. V., Middle English baien, to bark, from abaien, from Old French abaiier.]

bay 5

 (bā)
n.
1. See laurel.
2. Any of certain other trees or shrubs with aromatic foliage, such as the California laurel.
3. A crown or wreath made especially of the leaves and branches of the laurel and given as a sign of honor or victory.
4. often bays Honor; renown.

[Middle English, from Old French baie, berry, from Latin bāca.]

bay

(beɪ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a wide semicircular indentation of a shoreline, esp between two headlands or peninsulas
2. (Physical Geography) an extension of lowland into hills that partly surround it
3. (Physical Geography) US an extension of prairie into woodland
[C14: from Old French baie, perhaps from Old French baer to gape, from Medieval Latin batāre to yawn]

bay

(beɪ)
n
1. (Architecture) an alcove or recess in a wall
2. any partly enclosed compartment, as one in which hay is stored in a barn
3. (Architecture) See bay window
4. an area off a road in which vehicles may park or unload, esp one adjacent to a shop, factory, etc
5. (Aeronautics) a compartment in an aircraft, esp one used for a specified purpose: the bomb bay.
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical a compartment in the forward part of a ship between decks, often used as the ship's hospital
7. (Railways) Brit a tracked recess in the platform of a railway station, esp one forming the terminus of a branch line
[C14: from Old French baee gap or recess in a wall, from baer to gape; see bay1]

bay

(beɪ)
n
1. a deep howl or growl, esp of a hound on the scent
2. at bay
a. (of a person or animal) forced to turn and face attackers: the dogs held the deer at bay.
b. at a distance: to keep a disease at bay.
3. (Military) bring to bay to force into a position from which retreat is impossible
vb
4. (intr) to howl (at) in deep prolonged tones
5. (tr) to utter in a loud prolonged tone
6. (tr) to drive to or hold at bay
[C13: from Old French abaiier to bark, of imitative origin]

bay

(beɪ)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: bay laurel, sweet bay a small evergreen Mediterranean laurel, Laurus nobilis, with glossy aromatic leaves, used for flavouring in cooking, and small blackish berries. See laurel1
2. (Plants) any of various other trees with strongly aromatic leaves used in cooking, esp a member of the genera Myrica or Pimenta
3. (Plants) any of several magnolias. See sweet bay
4. (Plants) any of certain other trees or shrubs, esp bayberry
5. (Horticulture) (plural) a wreath of bay leaves. See laurel6
[C14: from Old French baie laurel berry, from Latin bāca berry]

bay

(beɪ)
n
1. (Colours)
a. a moderate reddish-brown colour
b. (as adjective): a bay horse.
2. an animal of this colour, esp a horse
[C14: from Old French bai, from Latin badius]

bay1

(beɪ)

n.
1. a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.
2. a recess of land, partly surrounded by hills.
3. an arm of a prairie or swamp, extending into woods.
[1350–1400; Middle English baye < Middle French baie < Medieval Latin, Late Latin bāia, perhaps by back formation from Latin Bāiae name of a spa on the Bay of Naples]

bay2

(beɪ)

n.
1.
a. any of a number of similar major vertical divisions of a large interior, wall, etc., defined by columns, vaulting, or the like.
b. a recess in a wall, usu. containing a window.
2.
a. any portion of an airplane set off by two successive bulkheads or other bracing members.
b. a compartment in an aircraft: a cargo bay.
3. a compartment in a barn for storing hay.
4. Also called drive bay. an open compartment in the console housing a computer's CPU in which a disk drive, tape drive, etc., may be installed.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French baee an opening in a wall, derivative of baer to gape]

bay3

(beɪ)

n., v. bayed, bay•ing. n.
1. a deep, prolonged howl, as of a hound on the scent.
2. the position of an animal that is forced to face and resist pursuers, or of a person forced to face a foe or difficulty: Hounds held the stag at bay.
3. the position of the pursuers or foe thus kept off: The bear kept the hunters at bay.
v.i.
4. to howl, esp. with a deep, prolonged sound: a hound baying at the moon.
v.t.
5. to assail with deep, prolonged howling.
6. to express by howling.
7. to bring to or to hold at bay.
[1250–1300; Middle English, aph. variant of abay < Anglo-French; dial. Old French abai barking, derivative of abaier to bark, of imitative orig.]

bay4

(beɪ)

n.
2. Also called bayberry. a tropical American shrub, Pimentaracemosa, of the myrtle family, having aromatic leaves that are used in making bay oil and bay rum.
3. any of various laurellike trees or shrubs.
4. an honorary garland or crown bestowed for military victory, literary excellence, etc.
5. bays, fame; renown.
[1350–1400; Middle English bai(e), Old English beg- < Latin bāca, bacca berry]

bay5

(beɪ)

n.
1. a horse having a reddish-brown body and black mane, tail, and lower legs.
2. reddish brown.
adj.
3. (esp. of a horse) reddish-brown.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French bai < Latin badius; compare Old Irish buide yellow]

bay

(bā)
A body of water partially enclosed by land but having a wide outlet to the sea. A bay is usually smaller than a gulf.

bay


Past participle: bayed
Gerund: baying

Imperative
bay
bay
Present
I bay
you bay
he/she/it bays
we bay
you bay
they bay
Preterite
I bayed
you bayed
he/she/it bayed
we bayed
you bayed
they bayed
Present Continuous
I am baying
you are baying
he/she/it is baying
we are baying
you are baying
they are baying
Present Perfect
I have bayed
you have bayed
he/she/it has bayed
we have bayed
you have bayed
they have bayed
Past Continuous
I was baying
you were baying
he/she/it was baying
we were baying
you were baying
they were baying
Past Perfect
I had bayed
you had bayed
he/she/it had bayed
we had bayed
you had bayed
they had bayed
Future
I will bay
you will bay
he/she/it will bay
we will bay
you will bay
they will bay
Future Perfect
I will have bayed
you will have bayed
he/she/it will have bayed
we will have bayed
you will have bayed
they will have bayed
Future Continuous
I will be baying
you will be baying
he/she/it will be baying
we will be baying
you will be baying
they will be baying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been baying
you have been baying
he/she/it has been baying
we have been baying
you have been baying
they have been baying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been baying
you will have been baying
he/she/it will have been baying
we will have been baying
you will have been baying
they will have been baying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been baying
you had been baying
he/she/it had been baying
we had been baying
you had been baying
they had been baying
Conditional
I would bay
you would bay
he/she/it would bay
we would bay
you would bay
they would bay
Past Conditional
I would have bayed
you would have bayed
he/she/it would have bayed
we would have bayed
you would have bayed
they would have bayed

bay

A wide inlet in a sea or lake, but smaller than a gulf.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bay - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulfbay - an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
bight - a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
Guantanamo Bay - an inlet of the Caribbean Sea; a United States naval station was established on the bay in 1903
sea - a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
2.bay - the sound of a hound on the scentbay - the sound of a hound on the scent  
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
3.bay - small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cookingbay - small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
bay leaf - dried leaf of the bay laurel
laurel - any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family
genus Laurus, Laurus - small evergreen trees or shrubs with aromatic leaves
4.bay - a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; "they put him in the sick bay"
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
5.bay - a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purposebay - a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; "he opened the bomb bay"
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
compartment - a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
6.bay - a small recess opening off a larger roombay - a small recess opening off a larger room
carrell, cubicle, carrel, stall - small individual study area in a library
niche, recess - an enclosure that is set back or indented
7.bay - a horse of a moderate reddish-brown colorbay - a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Verb1.bay - utter in deep prolonged tones
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
2.bay - bark with prolonged noises, of dogsbay - bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
bark - make barking sounds; "The dogs barked at the stranger"
Adj.1.bay - (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown colorbay - (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color
colored, coloured, colorful - having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination; "colored crepe paper"; "the film was in color"; "amber-colored heads of grain"

bay

1
noun inlet, sound, gulf, entrance, creek, cove, fjord, arm (of the sea), bight, ingress, natural harbour, sea loch (Scot.), firth or frith (Scot.) a short ferry ride across the bay

Bays

Aboukir or Abukir Bay, Bay of Acre, Algoa Bay, Ariake Bay, Baffin Bay, Bay of Bengal, Bay of Biscay, Biscayne Bay, Bombetoka Bay, Botany Bay, Buzzards Bay, Bay of Cádiz, Caernarvon Bay, Callao Bay, Bay of Campeche, Cape Cod Bay, Cardigan Bay, Carmarthen Bay, Casco Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Cienfuegos Bay, Colwyn Bay, Corpus Christi Bay, Delagoa Bay, Delaware Bay, Discovery Bay, Dublin Bay, Dundalk Bay, Dvina Bay, Encounter Bay, Bay of Espírito Santo, False Bay, Famagusta Bay, Florida Bay, Bay of Fundy, Galway Bay, Bay of Gdansk, Georgian Bay, Bay of Gibraltar, Guanabara Bay, Guantánamo Bay, Hangzhou Bay, Hawke Bay, Hudson Bay, Inhambane Bay, Ise Bay, James Bay, Jervis Bay, Jiazhou Bay, Bay of Kaválla, Korea Bay, Kuskokwim Bay, Lobito Bay, Lützow-Holm Bay, Magdalena Bay, Manila Bay, Massachusetts Bay, Milne Bay, Mobile Bay, Montego Bay, Morecambe Bay, Moreton Bay, Narragansett Bay, Newark Bay, Bay of Naples, New York Bay, Omura Bay, Osaka Bay, Passamaquoddy Bay, Bay of Pigs, Bay of Plenty, Port Phillip Bay, Poverty Bay, Quiberon Bay, San Francisco Bay, San Pedro Bay, Santiago Bay, Setúbal Bay, Sligo Bay, St Austell Bay, Bay of St Michel, Swansea Bay, Table Bay, Tampa Bay, Tasman Bay, Thunder Bay, Tokyo Bay, Toyama Bay, Tralee Bay, Bay of Trincomalee, Ungava Bay, Urado Bay, Vigo Bay, Bay of Vlorë, Vyborg Bay, Walvis or Walfish Bay, Whitley Bay, Wick Bay

bay

2
noun recess, opening, corner, niche, compartment, nook, alcove, embrasure Someone had placed the device in a loading bay behind the shop.

bay

3
verb howl, cry, roar (used of hounds), bark, lament, cry out, wail, growl, bellow, quest, bell, clamour, yelp A dog suddenly howled, baying at the moon.
noun cry, bell, roar (used of hounds), quest, bark, lament, howl, wail, growl, bellow, clamour, yelp She trembled at the bay of the dogs.
at bay away, off, at arm's length Eating oranges keeps colds at bay.

bay 1

noun
A body of water partly enclosed by land but having a wide outlet to the sea:

bay 2

noun
A long, mournful cry:
verb
To utter or emit a long, mournful, plaintive sound:
Translations
إكْليل الغارحُجَيْرَهخَلِيجخَليج، شَرْمكَسْتَنائي اللوْن
zálivzátokahnědákkaštanovýkóje
bugthylelaurbærrødbrunvig
lahtisyvennyslaakerinlehtilaakeripuu
zaljev
pej
bás; útskotflóigeltajarpurlárviîur
bērslauru kokslīcisnišaposms
kója
zaliv
buktlager
อ่าว
körfezuzun uzun havlamakbölmebölümdefne ağacı
vịnh

bay

1 [beɪ] N (Geog) → bahía f; (small) → abra f; (very large) → golfo m
the Bay of Biscayel Golfo de Vizcaya

bay

2 [beɪ]
A. N
1. (Archit) (between two walls) → crujía f (also bay window) → ventana f salediza
2. (for parking) → parking m, área f de aparcamiento or (LAm) estacionamiento; (for loading) → área f de carga
3. (Rail) → nave f
B. CPD bay window Nventana f salediza

bay

3 [beɪ]
A. VI [dog] → aullar (at a) to bay for blood (Brit) → clamar venganza
to bay for sb's blood (Brit) → pedir la cabeza de algn
B. N
1. (= bark) → aullido m
2. at bay (Hunting) → acorralado (also fig)
to keep or hold sth/sb at bay (fig) → mantener algo/a algn a raya
to bring to bay (Hunting) → acorralar (also fig)

bay

4 [beɪ]
A. ADJ [horse] → bayo
B. Ncaballo m bayo

bay

5 [beɪ]
A. N (Bot) → laurel m
B. CPD bay leaf N(hoja f de) laurel m
bay rum Nron m de laurel or de malagueta

bay

[ˈbeɪ] n
[sea] → baie f
(British) (= space) (for parking)place f de stationnement
loading bay → aire f de chargement
(= horse) → bai(e) m/f
to hold sb at bay, to keep sb at bay → tenir qn à distance
to keep sth at bay [+ colds, illness] → protéger contre qch
(also bay tree) → laurier mbay leaf nfeuille f de laurier

bay

:
bay rum
nPimentöl nt
bay tree
nLorbeerbaum m
bay window
nErkerfenster nt

bay

1
nBucht f; (of sea also)Bai f; Hudson Baydie Hudsonbai

bay

2
n (Bot) → Lorbeer(baum) m

bay

3
n
(Archit) → Erker m
(= loading bay)Ladeplatz m; (= parking bay)Parkbucht f; (Rail) → Abstellgleis nt
(Aviat: = bomb bay) → Bombenschacht m
(= sick bay)(Kranken)revier nt

bay

4
n (of dogs)Bellen nt no pl; (Hunt) → Melden nt no pl; to bring to/be at bay (fig)in die Enge treiben/getrieben sein; to have somebody at bay (fig)jdn in der Zange haben (inf); to keep or hold somebody/something at bayjdn/etw in Schach halten
vibellen; (Hunt also) → melden; to bay at the moonden Mond anbellen or anheulen; to bay for bloodVergeltung fordern; to bay for somebody’s bloodjds Kopf fordern

bay

5
adj horse(kastanien)braun
n (= horse)Braune(r) m; red bayrötlicher Brauner

bay

1 [beɪ] n (Geog) → baia
the Bay of Biscay → il golfo di Biscaglia

bay

2 [beɪ] n
a. (Archit) → campata
b. (Brit) (for parking) → piazzola di sosta; (for loading) → piazzale m di (sosta e) carico

bay

3 [beɪ]
1. vi (hound) → abbaiare, latrare
2. n (bark) → latrato
to keep sb/sth at bay (fig) → tenere a bada qn/qc

bay

4 [beɪ] adj (horse) → baio/a

bay

5 [beɪ] n (also bay tree) → alloro

bay1

(bei) noun
a wide inward bend of a coastline. anchored in the bay; Botany Bay.

bay2

(bei) noun
a separate compartment, area or room etc (usually one of several) set aside for a special purpose. a bay in a library.
bay window
a window jutting out from a room.

bay3

(bei) adjective
(of horses) reddish-brown in colour.
(bei) noun
(also bay tree) the laurel tree, the leaves of which are used for seasoning and in victory wreaths.
(bei) verb
(especially of large dogs) to bark. The hounds bayed at the fox.

bay

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There were no marble-topped tables, long mirrors, or lace curtains in the little parlor, but simple furniture, plenty of books, a fine picture or two, a stand of flowers in the bay window, and, scattered all about, the pretty gifts which came from friendly hands and were the fairer for the loving messages they brought.
Wines- burg was proud of the hands of Wing Biddlebaum in the same spirit in which it was proud of Banker White's new stone house and Wesley Moyer's bay stallion, Tony Tip, that had won the two-fifteen trot at the fall races in Cleveland.
The party went aboard the steamer, which was a large freight vessel, carrying a limited number of passengers, and late one afternoon swung down New York Bay.
Sailing across the bay to the Cheniere Caminada, Edna felt as if she were being borne away from some anchorage which had held her fast, whose chains had been loosening--had snapped the night before when the mystic spirit was abroad, leaving her free to drift whithersoever she chose to set her sails.
In the state of Rhode Island there is a bay called Narragansett, so named after a powerful tribe of Indians, which formerly dwelt on its banks.
Out of another I get a lovely view of the bay and a little private wharf belonging to the estate.
A codfish of sixty pounds, caught in the bay, had been dissolved into the rich liquid of a chowder.
Though by no means less liable than their fellow-men to age and infirmity, they had evidently some talisman or other that kept death at bay.
A Sag Harbor ship visited his father's bay, and Queequeg sought a passage to Christian lands.
Thus this mysterious, divine Pacific zones the world's whole bulk about; makes all coasts one bay to it; seems the tide-beating heart of earth.
I remember he was riding me toward home one morning when we saw a powerful man driving toward us in a light pony chaise, with a beautiful little bay pony, with slender legs and a high-bred sensitive head and face.
Jurgis and his gang joined in the sport, every man singling out his victim, and striving to bring him to bay and punch him.