Information about English word BAY
Definitions of BAY
- A berry.
- , a tree or shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries.
- Bay leaf, the leaf of this or certain other species of tree or shrub, used as a herb.
- The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.
- A tract covered with bay trees.
- A kind of mahogany obtained from in Mexico.
- A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
- A bank or dam to keep back water. <!--Webster 1913. unsure whether this is under the correct ety.-->
- An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
- An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
- The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.
- Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
- A bay platform.
- A bay window.
- The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
- The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.
- A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
- To howl.
- To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
- To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.
- Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses).
- A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
- A horse of this color.
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