Definition of Bay

1. Noun. An indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

2. Verb. Utter in deep prolonged tones.
Generic synonyms: Mouth, Speak, Talk, Utter, Verbalise, Verbalize

3. Adjective. (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color.
Similar to: Colored, Colorful, Coloured

4. Noun. The sound of a hound on the scent.
Generic synonyms: Cry

5. Verb. Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs.
Exact synonyms: Quest
Generic synonyms: Bark

6. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Bay Laurel, Bay Tree, Laurus Nobilis, True Laurel
Terms within: Bay Leaf
Generic synonyms: Laurel
Group relationships: Genus Laurus, Laurus

7. Noun. A compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital. "They put him in the sick bay"
Generic synonyms: Compartment
Group relationships: Ship

8. Noun. A compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose. "He opened the bomb bay"
Group relationships: Aircraft
Generic synonyms: Compartment

9. Noun. A small recess opening off a larger room.
Exact synonyms: Alcove
Specialized synonyms: Carrel, Carrell, Cubicle, Stall
Generic synonyms: Niche, Recess

10. Noun. A horse of a moderate reddish-brown color.
Generic synonyms: Equus Caballus, Horse

Definition of Bay

1. a. Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the color of horses.

2. n. An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.

3. n. A berry, particularly of the laurel.

4. v. i. To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.

5. v. t. To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.

6. n. Deep-toned, prolonged barking.

7. v. t. To bathe.

8. n. A bank or dam to keep back water.

9. v. t. To dam, as water; -- with up or back.

Definition of Bay

1. Proper noun. A region of Somalia. ¹

2. Proper noun. (informal) The w:San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Bay Area (gloss metropolitan area in California) ¹

3. Proper noun. (informal) w:San Francisco Bay San Francisco Bay. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A berry. ¹

5. Noun. A shrub of the family ''Lauraceae'', having dark green leaves and berries. ¹

6. Noun. (context: in the plural now rare) The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory. ¹

7. Noun. The leaf of this shrub, used as a herb. ¹

8. Noun. (geography) A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land. ¹

9. Noun. An opening in a wall, especially between two columns. ¹

10. Noun. An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides. ¹

11. Noun. The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof. ¹

12. Noun. (nautical) Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships. ¹

13. Noun. (rail transport) A bay platform. ¹

14. Noun. shortened form of bay window. ¹

15. Noun. The excited barking of dogs when hunting or being attacked. ¹

16. Noun. (context: by extension) The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To bark. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To bark at. ¹

19. Verb. (transitive) To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds. ¹

20. Adjective. Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses). ¹

21. Noun. A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses. ¹

22. Noun. A horse of this color. ¹

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Definition of Bay

1. to howl [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: howl

Medical Definition of Bay

1. 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. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bay

bawling out
bay (current term)
bay-leaved caper
bay-rum tree
bay cat
bay cats
bay laurel
bay leaf
bay leaves
bay lynx
bay myrtle
bay platform
bay platforms

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