Definitions of bay

  1.   A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
  2.   A berry, particularly of the laurel.
  3.   A compartment or division between piers or columns.
  4.   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.
  5.   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.
  6.   The situation of a hunted creature compelled to turn on its pursuers.
  7.   To bark at: to follow with barking.
  8.   To bark with a deep sound, as hounds, in the chase.
  9.   A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
  10.   The laurel- tree. See Bays.
  11.   an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
  12.   To bark at; drive; bark hoarsely.
  13.   A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.
  14.   To bark at; to pursue with barking.
  15.   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.
  16.   To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
  17.   A tract covered with bay trees.
  18.   ( used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish- brown color
  19.   A laurel- wreath; poetic renown.
  20.   the bark of a dog
  21.   Any recess.
  22.   To bark, as a dog at his game.
  23.   a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; " he opened the bomb bay"
  24.   utter in deep prolonged tones
  25.   A coarse mahogany. Baywood.
  26.   Deep- toned, prolonged barking.
  27.   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.
  28.   The laurel- tree, which bears red berries.
  29.   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.
  30.   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.
  31.   A large space in a barn for hay.
  32.   To cry as a dog at chase.
  33.   Red- brown; said of horses.
  34.   a horse of a moderate reddish- brown color
  35.   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.
  36.   A bank or dam to keep back water.
  37.   A body of water partly enclosed by land; an arm of the sea.
  38.   An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
  39.   To dam, as water; - with up or back.
  40.   To bathe.
  41.   Inclining to a chestnut colour, as a horse.
  42.   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..
  43.   A bay horse.
  44.   bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
  45.   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.
  46.   A deep bark, as of dogs in hunting.
  47.   To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
  48.   Dark reddish brown.
  49.   Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; - applied to the color of horses.
  50.   A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
  51.   The laurel- tree:- pl. an honorary garland or crown of victory, orig. of laurel: literary excellence.
  52.   a small recess opening off a larger room
  53.   An arm of the sea; gulf; the European laurel- tree.
  54.   Reddish- brown inclining to chestnut.
  55.   a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; " they put him in the sick bay"
  56.   The laurel- tree. Baytree.
  57.   Brown or reddish; inclining to a chestnut colour.
  58.   An arm of the sea bending into the land; state of being hemmed in.
  59.   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
  60.   Red or reddish approaching to chestnut; applied to horses.
  61.   the sound of a hound on the scent

Antonyms for bay

uncoloured, uncolored.

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. “ 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
  2. “ " The faithful fellow has gone to Walfish Bay with Senhor Silva," said Stanley. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. “ 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
  4. “ 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
  5. “ 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
  6. At the head of a small bay – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  7. The wreck was in a very different position from that in the bay – The Thorogood Family by R.M. Ballantyne
  8. “ Denise sat still, silent and at bay – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. You are taking her into the bay – Taken by the Enemy by Oliver Optic
  10. 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
  11. Forward, replied the bay but you must now tell me, master, how we are to hasten. ” – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  12. 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
  13. We must get off at the night's tide, and drop down the bay – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  14. 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
  15. “ Is this still San Francisco Bay – Gold Seekers of '49 by Edwin L. Sabin
  16. 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
  17. Why don't you run for Delagoa Bay captain? ” – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  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. 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
  20. 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

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