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Bay meaning

bay - 24 dictionary results

  1. 1. An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
  2. 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. 3. A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
  4. 4. A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.
  5. 5. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
  6. 6. A berry, particularly of the laurel.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. A tract covered with bay trees.
  9. 9. To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
  10. 10. To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
  11. 11. Deep- toned, prolonged barking.
  12. 12. A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
  13. 13. To bathe.
  14. 14. A bank or dam to keep back water.
  15. 15. Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; - applied to the color of horses.
  16. 16. 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..
  17. 17. To dam, as water; - with up or back.
  18. 18. A curve or inlet in the shore of a sea or lake; the body of water between two capes or headlands; a recess or opening in walls; a place for storing coal; the fore part of a ship between decks; the laurel- tree, noble laurel, or sweet- bay; an honorary garland or crown, composed of woven laurel leaves, given as a prize to conquerors and successful poets; the deep toned, prolonged bark of a dog; state or position of anyone obliged to face an enemy or other pursuer when no escape is possible; as, to stand at bay; a horse of a red or reddish color approaching to chestnut.
  19. 19. To bark with a deep sound, as hounds, in the chase.
  20. 20. To bark at; to pursue with barking.
  21. 21. Red or reddish approaching to chestnut; applied to horses.
  22. 22. An arm of the sea; gulf; the European laurel- tree.
  23. 23. Dark reddish brown.
  24. 24. To cry as a dog at chase.

bay - examples of usage

  1. Then, with all her young about her, she swept round the point into the quiet bay that was their training school. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. The word was given from the fort, that a ship was standing up the bay. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. Marmaduke's room, with a great bay thrown out, would be the drawing- room. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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