Complete Definition of "bay"

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English
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Pronunciation
AHD|bÄ, IPA|/beɪ/, SAMPA|/beI/
audio|en-us-bay.ogg|Audio (US)
:*Rhymes:English:-eɪ|Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1
From OF. baie, from L. baca.

Noun
en-noun

  1. obsolete A berry.
  2. A shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries.
  3. The leaf of this shrub, used as a herb.

Synonyms
bay laurel, Grecian laurel, laurel, sweet bay, true laurel

Translations
trans-top|shrub
Finnish: laakeripuu
German: Lorbeer m
Italian: alloro m
trans-mid
Norwegian: laurbær m
Russian: Ð»Ð°Ð²Ñ m
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trans-top|herb
Finnish: laakerinlehti
German: Lorbeerblatt n, Lorbeer m
Italian: alloro m
Japanese: ææ¡ (ãã£ãã gekkei)
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Maltese: rand
Norwegian: laurbærblad n
Russian: лавÑовÑй лиÑÑ m (literally bay leaf)
Swedish: lager
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Derived terms
top2
bayberry
bay laurel
bay leaf
bay rum
mid2
bay rum tree
bay tree
red bay
sweet bay

Etymology 2
From F. baie, from LL. baia.

Noun
en-noun

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

Translations
trans-top|body of water
Bosnian: zaliv#Bosnian|zaliv m
Catalan: badia f
Chinese: æµ·æ¹¾ (hÇi wÄn)
Czech: záliv m, zátoka f
Dutch: baai f
Finnish: lahti
French: baie f
German: Golf#German|Golf m, Bucht f
Greek: κÏλÏÎ¿Ï m (kólpos)
Italian: baia f, golfo#Italian|golfo m
Japanese: æ¹¾ (wan)
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Maltese: bajja, qala
Norwegian: bukt f
Polish: zatoka f
Portuguese: baía
Russian: залив m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: залив#Serbian|залив m
:Latin: zaliv#Serbian|zaliv m
Slovene: zaliv m
Spanish: bahía f
Swedish: bukt c, golf c
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Synonyms
(body of water): gulf

Derived terms
California bay

Etymology 3
From F. baie, from OF. baée, from baer, from L. badare âto be openâ.

Noun
en-noun

  1. An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
  2. An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
  3. The distance between two supports in a vault.
  4. nautical Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
  5. rail transport A bay platform.

Translations
trans-top|compartment
Finnish: syvennys
French: compartiment m, baie f
Russian: оÑÑек m
trans-mid
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trans-top|distance between two supports in a vault
Portuguese: tramo m
trans-mid
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Derived terms
top2
bay platform
bay window
bomb bay
mid2
buggy bay
loading bay

Etymology 4
From OF. #Old French|bay, combined with apheticised form of abay; verbal form OF. bayer, abayer.

Noun
en-noun

  1. The excited barking of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
  2. context|by extension The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.

Derived terms
at bay
keep at bay

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To bark.
  2. transitive To bark at.
  3. transitive To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.

Derived terms
bay at the moon

Etymology 5
From F. baie, from L. badius.

Adjective
en-adj

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

Derived terms
bay lynx

Noun
en-noun|-

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

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Translations
trans-top|brown colour/color
Catalan: bai
trans-mid
Japanese: 赤è¤è² (ãããã£ããã sekikasshoku)
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Translations to be checked

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ttbc|Korean: ë§

Related terms
abeyance
badinage
baize
daphne
voe

See also
w:Headlands_and_bays|Wikipedia article on bays in geography
Wiktionary_Appendix:Colours|Appendix:Colours
w:Bay_(color)|Wikipedia article on bay, the horse colour/color

Category:Browns
Category:Colors
Category:Spices and Herbs


Crimean Tatar

Adjective
bay

  1. sir
  2. rich

Declension
crh-latin-noun|ıñ|ga|nı|da|dan

Category:Crimean Tatar adjectives


Turkish

Noun
bay

  1. sir

Category:Turkish nouns

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