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Definitions of bay

  1.   a small recess opening off a larger room
  2.   utter in deep prolonged tones
  3.   a horse of a moderate reddish brown color
  4.   a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose he opened the bomb bay
  5.   a compartment on a ship between decks often used as a hospital they put him in the sick bay
  6.   the sound of a hound on the scent
  7.   an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
  8.   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
  9.   used of animals especially a horse of a moderate reddish brown color
  10.   bark with prolonged noises of dogs
  11.   the bark of a dog
  12.   An inlet of the sea usually smaller than a gulf but of the same general character
  13.   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
  14.   A recess or indentation shaped like a bay
  15.   A compartment in a barn for depositing hay or grain in the stalks
  16.   A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay
  17.   A berry particularly of the laurel
  18.   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
  19.   A tract covered with bay trees
  20.   To bark as a dog with a deep voice does at his game
  21.   To bark at hence to follow with barking to bring or drive to bay as to bay the bear
  22.   Deep toned prolonged barking
  23.   A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty when escape has become impossible
  24.   To bathe
  25.   A bank or dam to keep back water
  26.   Reddish brown of the color of a chestnut applied to the color of horses
  27.   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
  28.   To dam as water with up or back
  29.   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
  30.   To bark with a deep sound as hounds in the chase
  31.   To bark at to pursue with barking
  32.   Red or reddish approaching to chestnut applied to horses
  33.   In anatomy a recess containing fluid noting specifically the lacrymal bay a slight recess at the internal angle or canthus of the eye in which are the puncta lacrimalia or openings of the lacrymal ducts
  34.   Reddish brown inclining to chestnut
  35.   The laurel tree pl an honorary garland or crown of victory orig of laurel literary excellence
  36.   An inlet of the sea an inward bend of the shore also in the U S applied to a tract of low swampy land covered with bay trees
  37.   To bark as a dog at his game
  38.   To bark at to follow with barking
  39.   An arm of the sea gulf the European laurel tree
  40.   Dark reddish brown
  41.   To cry as a dog at chase
  42.   To bark at drive bark hoarsely
  43.   Red brown said of horses
  44.   A body of water partly enclosed by land an arm of the sea
  45.   Any recess
  46.   A coarse mahogany Baywood
  47.   The laurel tree Baytree
  48.   A laurel wreath poetic renown
  49.   A bay horse
  50.   A deep bark as of dogs in hunting
  51.   The situation of a hunted creature compelled to turn on its pursuers
  52.   A large space in a barn for hay
  53.   A compartment or division between piers or columns
  54.   Inclining to a chestnut colour as a horse
  55.   A recess of the sea caused by a bend inward of the land a roadstead a pond formed by a dam for the purpose of driving mill wheels that part on each side between decks which lies between the bitts a recess or opening in walls
  56.   The laurel tree See Bays
  57.   To bark at to follow with barking so to chase as to bring to bay At bay the state of being compelled to turn upon pursuers from an inability to escape To keep at bay to ward off an attack or to keep an enemy from closing in also to watch as to keep a man at bay
  58.   Brown or reddish inclining to a chestnut colour
  59.   An arm of the sea bending into the land state of being hemmed in
  60.   The bark of a dog when his prey is brought to a stand at bay at a stand and turned to keep the enemy in check a stag is at bay when he turns and faces his pursuers
  61.   The laurel tree which bears red berries

Antonyms for bay

uncolored, uncoloured.

Quotes of bay

  1. All of my work is based on nature I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs Basically nature is my Genus Loci or the place where my spirit resides – Judith Anderson
  2. Adventure Bay is a convenient and safe place for any number of ships to take in wood and water during the summer months but in the winter when the southerly winds are strong the surf on all parts of the shore makes the landing exceedingly troublesome – William Bligh
  3. All the 20th we were endeavouring to get into Adventure Bay but were prevented by variable winds – William Bligh
  4. They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard – Alexander Cockburn
  5. Ten percent of the big fish still remain There are still some blue whales There are still some krill in Antarctica There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet There's still time but not a lot to turn things around – Sylvia Earle
  6. My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children health of the Chesapeake Bay and safety of all Maryland citizens We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future – Robert. L. Ehrlich
  7. We will never win this war until we understand the effect that Guantanamo Bay has had on the overall war effort And we'll never get the support of the American people if we can't prove to them that these folks that we're dealing with are not common criminals We're going to keep them keep you safe from them – Lindsey Graham
  8. Our generals talk a good game about taking care of their grunts and the majority of our Beltway politicians bay with moralistic fervor about how they too support the troops – David Hackworth
  9. Second the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security – Jeff Miller
  10. The channel is known only to the natives so that if any stranger should enter into the bay without one of their pilots he would run great danger of shipwreck – Thomas Moore
  11. I also played in the 1967 Super Bowl against the Green Bay Packers – Jim Otto
  12. Many of the vicious criminals held there have been caught on the battlefield fighting against American troops and shutting down Guantanamo Bay would just require the military to move them elsewhere – Bill Shuster
  13. I think unleashing 3 000 smart bombs against the city of Baghdad in the first several days of the war to me if those were unleashed against the San Francisco Bay Area I would call that an act of extreme terrorism – Pete Stark
  14. Reading the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay – William Styron
  15. I may have grown cynical from long service but this is a tendency I do not like and I sometimes think I'd rather be a dog and bay at the moon than stay in the Senate another six years and listen to it – John Sharp Williams

Usage examples for bay

  1. The result of our interview was that I determined to send all the party back to Fowler's Bay except one white man and old Jimmy also all the horses except three and to start with this small party and the camels to the eastward on the following day – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. “ I think not until I have seen you about half way over the bay on your way home – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  3. “ Is this still San Francisco Bay – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  4. You are taking her into the bay – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  5. The little boy sat on top of a table in a big bay window looking out at the night – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  6. We must get off at the night's tide and drop down the bay – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  7. That last did for her but I hurried off for the other side of the bay to see what became of the life boat – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  8. At the head of a small bay – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  9. “ Denise sat still silent and at bay – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  10. The faithful fellow has gone to Walfish Bay with Senhor Silva said Stanley ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. The dog again brought to bay the jar which belonged to Kaboniyan ” – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  12. “ I suppose I believed her guilty I could believe nothing else but even so I didn't want her brought to bay – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  13. “ Washington looked for a chance to assault the town by crossing on the ice but for a long time the Back Bay did not freeze and when at last it did he had neither men nor powder – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  14. Out in the middle of the bay there where the water's deep I dunno as ever I see a wave that would be more than say fifteen foot high – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  15. Forward replied the bay but you must now tell me master how we are to hasten – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  16. Wonderful lovely there she sat Singing the night away All in the solitudinous sea Of that there lonely bay – Peacock Pie, A Book of Rhymes by Walter de la Mare
  17. The wreck was in a very different position from that in the bay – The Thorogood Family by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. “ Leon rushed after her followed by the dog and once more she stood at bay while the same efforts were repeated to set the dog at her – The Living Link by James De Mille
  19. “ I mean that I think we had better go out of the bay by the main channel – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  20. Why don't you run for Delagoa Bay captain – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley

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