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Meaning of BAY

Pronunciation:  bey

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
  2. [n]  a small recess opening off a larger room
  3. [n]  a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; "he opened the bomb bay"
  4. [n]  a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; "they put him in the sick bay"
  5. [n]  the sound of a hound on the scent
  6. [n]  an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
  7. [n]  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
  8. [adj]  (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color
  9. [v]  bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
  10. [v]  utter in deep prolonged tones

BAY is a 3 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: alcove, bay laurel, bay tree, colored, colorful, coloured, in color(p), Laurus nobilis, quest, true laurel
 See Also: Abukir, Abukir Bay, aircraft, Andaman Sea, bark, bay leaf, Bay of Bengal, Bay of Biscay, Bay of Campeche, Bay of Fundy, bight, Biscayne Bay, body of water, Cape Cod Bay, carrel, carrell, Chesapeake Bay, compartment, cry, cubicle, Delaware Bay, Equus caballus, Galveston Bay, Galway Bay, genus Laurus, horse, James Bay, laurel, Laurus, Massachusetts Bay, Minamata Bay, Mobile Bay, Monterey Bay, mouth, Narragansett Bay, New York Bay, niche, Osaka Bay, Penobscot Bay, Prudhoe Bay, recess, San Diego Bay, San Francisco Bay, sea, Sea of Azof, Sea of Azov, ship, speak, stall, talk, Tampa Bay, utter, verbalise, verbalize, water



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bay\, a. [F. bai, fr. L. badius brown, chestnutcolored; --
    used only of horses.]
    Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the
    color of horses.
    {Bay cat} (Zo["o]l.), a wild cat of Africa and the East
       Indies ({Felis aurata}).
    {Bay lynx} (Zo["o]l.), the common American lynx ({Felis, or
       Lynx, rufa}).
  2. \Bay\, n. [F. baie, fr. LL. baia. Of uncertain origin: cf.
    Ir. & Gael. badh or bagh bay harbor, creek; Bisc. baia,
    baiya, harbor, and F. bayer to gape, open the mouth.]
    1. (Geol.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf,
       but of the same general character.
    Note: The name is not used with much precision, and is often
          applied to large tracts of water, around which the land
          forms a curve; as, Hudson's Bay. The name is not
          restricted to tracts of water with a narrow entrance,
          but is used foe any recess or inlet between capes or
          headlands; as, the Bay of Biscay.
    2. A small body of water set off from the main body; as a
       compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a
       canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.
    3. A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
    4. A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part
       of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by
       the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one
       of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a
       bridge between two piers.
    5. A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in
       the stalks.
    6. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
    {Sick bay}, in vessels of war, that part of a deck
       appropriated to the use of the sick. --Totten.
  3. \Bay\, n. [F. baie a berry, the fruit of the laurel and
    other trees, fr. L. baca, bacca, a small round fruit, a
    berry, akin to Lith. bapka laurel berry.]
    1. A berry, particularly of the laurel. [Obs.]
    2. The laurel tree ({Laurus nobilis}). Hence, in the plural,
       an honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for
       victory or excellence, anciently made or consisting of
       branches of the laurel.
             The patriot's honors and the poet's bays.
    3. A tract covered with bay trees. [Local, U. S.]
    {Bay leaf}, the leaf of the bay tree ({Laurus nobilis}). It
       has a fragrant odor and an aromatic taste.
  4. \Bay\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bayed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Baying}.] [ OE. bayen, abayen, OF. abaier, F. aboyer, to
    bark; of uncertain origin.]
    To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
          The hounds at nearer distance hoarsely bayed. --Dryden.
  5. \Bay\, v. t.
    To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive
    to bay; as, to bay the bear. --Shak.
  6. \Bay\, n. [See {Bay}, v. i.]
    1. Deep-toned, prolonged barking. ``The bay of curs.''
    2. [OE. bay, abay, OF. abai, F. aboi barking, pl. abois,
       prop. the extremity to which the stag is reduced when
       surrounded by the dogs, barking (aboyant); aux abois at
       bay.] A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a
       difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
             Embolden'd by despair, he stood at bay. --Dryden.
             The most terrible evils are just kept at bay by
             incessant efforts.                    --I. Taylor
  7. \Bay\, v. t. [Cf. OE. b[ae]wen to bathe, and G. b["a]hen to
    To bathe. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  8. \Bay\, n.
    A bank or dam to keep back water.
  9. \Bay\, v. t.
    To dam, as water; -- with up or back.
Computing Dictionary

(As in an aeroplane "cargo bay") A space in a cabinet into which a device of a certain size can be physically mounted and connected to power and data.

Common examples are a "drive bay" into which a disk drive (usually either 3.5 inch or 5.25 inch) can be inserted or the space in a docking station where you insert a notebook computer or laptop computer to work in desktop mode or to charge their batteries, print, or connect to the office network, etc.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a bay represents understanding. Something is become clearer to you. The dream may also suggest that you are keeping someone at a distance and not let them get too close to you.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A part of a sea or lake indenting the shore line; the word is often applied to very large tracts of water around which the land forms a curve, as Hudson's Bay.
Easton Bible Dictionary

denotes the estuary of the Dead Sea at the mouth of the Jordan (Josh. 15:5; 18:19), also the southern extremity of the same sea (15:2). The same Hebrew word is rendered "tongue" in Isa. 11:15, where it is used with reference to the forked mouths of the Nile.

Bay in Zech. 6:3, 7 denotes the colour of horses, but the original Hebrew means strong, and is here used rather to describe the horses as fleet or spirited.

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