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drive bay

n.
A slot for a disk drive in a computer cabinet.
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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]
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