Found 3 items, similar to Bay.
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adj : (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate
n 1: an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller
than a gulf
2: the sound of a hound on the scent
3: 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
[syn: true laurel
, bay laurel
, bay tree
, Laurus nobilis
4: a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a
hospital; “they put him in the sick bay”
5: a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose;
“he opened the bomb bay”
6: a small recess opening off a larger room [syn: alcove
7: a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
v 1: utter in deep prolonged tones
2: bark with prolonged noises, of dogs [syn: quest
English → English
(b[=a]), a. [F. bai, fr. L. badius brown,
chestnut-colored; -- used only of horses.]
Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the
color of horses.
(Zo["o]l.), a wild cat of Africa and the East
Indies (Felis aurata
(Zo["o]l.), the common American lynx (Lynx lynx
formerly Felis rufa
or Lynx rufa
, 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. (Geog.) 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 for 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
6. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
, in vessels of war, that part of a deck
appropriated to the use of the sick. --Totten.
, v. t. [Cf. OE. b[ae]wen to bathe, and G. b["a]hen to
To bathe. [Obs.] --Spenser.
A bank or dam to keep back water.
, v. t.
To dam, as water; -- with up or back.
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, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bayed
(b[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [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.
, v. t.
To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive
to bay; as, to bay the bear. --Shak.
, 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
, 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.]
, the leaf of the bay tree (Laurus nobilis
has a fragrant odor and an aromatic taste, and is used for
flavoring in food.