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bay

noun

1 bay

An indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

synonym: embayment.

Roget 343: land covered with water, gulf, gulph, bay, inlet, bight, estuary, arm of the sea, bayou [U.S.], fiord, armlet; frith, firth, ostiary, ... show more

Dutch: inham
Polish: bay



2 bay

The sound of a hound on the scent.

3 bay

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.

synonyms: bay laurel, bay tree, Laurus nobilis, true laurel.

Dutch: laurier
Polish: wawrzyn szlachetny

4 bay

A compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital.

5 bay

A compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose.

6 bay

A small recess opening off a larger room.

synonym: alcove.

Roget 252: concavity, depression, dip; hollow, hollowness; indentation, intaglio, cavity, dent, dint, dimple, follicle, pit, sinus, ... show more

Dutch: alkoof
Polish: alkierz

7 bay

A horse of a moderate reddish-brown color.

Polish: gniadosz, gniady

verb

1 bay

Utter in deep prolonged tones.

Roget 412: cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow; growl, snarl.    [specific animal sounds] bark [dog, seal]; bow-wow, yelp [dog]; bay, ... show more

2 bay

Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs.

synonym: quest.

adjective

1 bay

used of animals especially a horse Of a moderate reddish-brown color.

Roget 433: brown, bay, dapple, auburn, castaneous, chestnut, nut-brown, cinnamon, russet, tawny, fuscous, chocolate, maroon, ... show more

Polish: gniady


Moby thesaurus: Old Mug, Titian, accolade, adust, alcove, archives, arm, armlet, armory, arsenal, attic, auburn, award, badge, bank, bark, basement, bawl, bay window, bay-colored ... show more.

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