Associations to the word «Bay»


BAY, noun. (obsolete) A berry.
BAY, noun. Laurus nobilis, a shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries.
BAY, noun. (in the plural) (now rare) The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.
BAY, noun. The leaf of this or certain other species of shrub, used as a herb.
BAY, noun. (US) (dialect) A tract covered with bay trees.
BAY, noun. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeche in Mexico.
BAY, noun. (geography) A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
BAY, noun. A bank or dam to keep back water.
BAY, noun. An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
BAY, noun. An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
BAY, noun. The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.
BAY, noun. (nautical) Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
BAY, noun. (rail transport) A bay platform.
BAY, noun. A bay window.
BAY, noun. The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
BAY, noun. (by extension) The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.
BAY, noun. (figuratively) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
BAY, verb. (intransitive) To howl.
BAY, verb. (transitive) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
BAY, verb. (transitive) To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.
BAY, adjective. Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses).
BAY, noun. A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
BAY, noun. A horse of this color.
BAY, proper noun. A region of Somalia.
BAY, proper noun. (informal) The San Francisco Bay Area (metropolitan area in California)
BAY, proper noun. (informal) San Francisco Bay.
BAY ANTLER, noun. The second tine of a stag's horn.
BAY ANTLERS, noun. Plural of bay antler
BAY CAT, noun. Pardofelis badia, a small feline endemic to the island of Borneo.
BAY CATS, noun. Plural of bay cat
BAY FEVER, noun. (Australia) (slang) (obsolete) Any illness feigned by convicts to avoid being sent to Botany Bay, used pejoratively.
BAY FEVERS, noun. Plural of Bay fever
BAY LAUREL, noun. Alternative term for true laurel, to distinguish it from related species
BAY LEAF, noun. A herb derived from a shrub of the family Lauraceae.
BAY LEAVES, noun. Plural of bay leaf
BAY MIWOK, proper noun. A division of the Miwok people, who resided east of the San Francisco Bay.
BAY MIWOK, proper noun. The Utian (Penutian) language spoken by this people.
BAY NUT, noun. A peppernut (edible seed of a California bay laurel).
BAY OF BENGAL, proper noun. A sea that forms the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean.
BAY OF BISCAY, proper noun. A gulf of the North Atlantic Ocean along the western coast of France from Brest south to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain, named for the Spanish province of Biscay
BAY OF MECKLENBURG, proper noun. A bay in the Baltic Sea between Germany and the Danish islands of Lolland, Falster and Møn.
BAY OF NAPLES, proper noun. Gulf of Naples
BAY OF PIGS, proper noun. A small inlet on the southern side of Cuba, site of a famous failed invasion in 1961.
BAY OF PLENTY, proper noun. A wide bay on the northern side of the North Island, New Zealand. The immediate area is also known by this name.
BAY OF RIGA, proper noun. Synonym of Gulf of Riga.
BAY PLATFORM, noun. (rail transport) A platform that can be accessed from only one end; a dead-end platform.
BAY PLATFORMS, noun. Plural of bay platform
BAY RUM, noun. A fragrant liquid used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes.
BAY SALT, noun. Salt obtained from seawater by evaporation in shallow pits or basins, by the heat of the sun.
BAY STATE, proper noun. Massachusetts
BAY STATER, noun. Massachusettsian
BAY STATERS, noun. Plural of Bay Stater
BAY STREET, proper noun. (in Canada) A street in Toronto where many banks and other financial institutions are based.
BAY STREET, proper noun. (Canada) (by extension) Financial interests in Canada, especially in Toronto.
BAY WILLOW, noun. A species of willow native to northern Europe and northern Asia, with leaves that resemble those of laurel, Salix pentandra.
BAY WINDOW, noun. (architecture) A window space projecting outward from the main walls of a building and forming a bay in a room.
BAY WINDOW, noun. (figuratively) A protruding belly.
BAY WINDOWS, noun. Plural of bay window
BAY YARN, noun. (UK) (dialect) woollen yarn
BAY YARNS, noun. Plural of bay yarn

Dictionary definition

BAY, noun. An indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.
BAY, noun. The sound of a hound on the scent.
BAY, 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.
BAY, noun. A compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; "they put him in the sick bay".
BAY, noun. A compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; "he opened the bomb bay".
BAY, noun. A small recess opening off a larger room.
BAY, noun. A horse of a moderate reddish-brown color.
BAY, verb. Utter in deep prolonged tones.
BAY, verb. Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs.
BAY, adjective. (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color.

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