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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bay:

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Bay is sometimes a misspelling of beg, boy or day.

The word bay is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bay

What does bay mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bays

  1. an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonym of bay: embayment
    • more generic terms: body of water / water = the part of the earth's surface covered with water
    • more specific terms:
      • bight = a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline
      • Guantanamo Bay = an inlet of the Caribbean Sea
    • instances:
      • Abukir Bay / Abukir = a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt
      • Andaman Sea = part of the Bay of Bengal to the west of the Malay Peninsula
      • Bay of Bengal = an arm of the Indian Ocean to the east of India
      • Bay of Biscay = an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe
      • Bay of Fundy = a bay of the North Atlantic between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia
      • Bay of Naples = an arm of the Tyrrhenian Sea at Naples
      • Biscayne Bay = a narrow bay formed by an inlet from the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida
      • Bo Hai / Po Hai = an inlet of the Yellow Sea, on the coast of Eastern China
      • Buzzards Bay = an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Massachusetts
      • Cape Cod Bay = the southern part of Massachusetts Bay
      • Chesapeake Bay = a large inlet of the North Atlantic between Virginia and Maryland
      • Delaware Bay = an inlet of the North Atlantic
      • Galveston Bay = an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas to the south of Houston
      • Galway Bay = a bay of the North Atlantic on the west coast of Ireland
      • Hangzhou Bay = a bay formed by an inlet of the East China Sea
      • James Bay = the southern extension of Hudson Bay in Canada between western Quebec and northeastern Ontario
      • Korea Bay = an inlet of the Yellow Sea between the Liaodong Peninsula in China and western Korea
      • Massachusetts Bay = an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south
      • Minamata Bay = a bay on the west coast of Kyushu
      • Mobile Bay = a bay of the Gulf of Mexico
      • Monterey Bay = an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western California
      • Moreton Bay = an arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay to the east of Brisbane
      • Narragansett Bay = a deep inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in Rhode Island
      • New York Bay = a bay of the North Atlantic
      • Osaka Bay = a bay of the western Pacific in southern Honshu
      • Penobscot Bay = an inlet of the Atlantic in eastern Maine
      • Prudhoe Bay = a bay on the northern coast of Alaska where oil was discovered in 1968
      • San Diego Bay = a bay of the Pacific in southern California
      • San Francisco Bay = a bay of the Pacific in western California
      • Sea of Azoff / Sea of Azof / Sea of Azov = a bay of the Black Sea between Russia and the Ukraine
      • Tampa Bay = an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in west central Florida
    • part of: sea = a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
  2. the sound of a hound on the scent
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: cry = the characteristic utterance of an animal
  3. 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
  4. a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital
    • example: they put him in the sick bay
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: compartment = a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
    • part of: ship = a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  5. a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose
    • example: he opened the bomb bay
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: compartment = a partitioned section, chamber, or separate room within a larger enclosed area
    • part of: aircraft = a vehicle that can fly
  6. a small recess opening off a larger room
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of bay: alcove
    • more generic words: niche / recess = an enclosure that is set back or indented
    • more specific words: carrell / cubicle / carrel / stall = small individual study area in a library
  7. a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic terms: Equus caballus / horse = solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Alternative definition of the noun bay

noun

  1. [obsolete] A berry.
  2. A shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries.
  3. [context: in plural, now rare] The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.
  4. The leaf of this shrub, used as a herb.
  5. [geography] A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
  6. An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
  7. An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
  8. The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.
  9. [nautical] Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
  10. [rail transport] A bay platform.
  11. shortened form of bay window.
  12. The excited barking of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
  13. [context: by extension] The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.
  14. A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
  15. A horse of this color.

Definition of the adjective bay

What does bay mean as an attribute of a noun?

Bay is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: -

  1. (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color

Alternative definition of the adjective bay

adjective

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

Definition of the verb bay

What does bay mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bayed | baying | bays

  1. utter in deep prolonged tones
  2. bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of bay: quest
    • more generic word: bark = make barking sounds

Places

  1. Bay is an administrative region in southern Somalia.
    • also known as Gobolka Bay; Alto Giuba; Jubada Sarree; Province Of Bay; Upper Juba; Bay, Somalia
    • country: Somalia
  2. Bay is a city in Craighead County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,801 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
  3. Bay is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Canada. It is located in heart of the Yorkville district just north of Bloor Street West on the west side of Bay Street.
  4. Bay a.k.a. Baia Mare Airport is situated in northwest Romania, located in Tăuții-Măgherăuș, 10 km west of Baia Mare municipality and in the historic region of Maramureş.

There are other places with in their name, like BAY'S, Aşı Bay, Big Bay, Cow Bay, Eva Bay, Lee Bay, Mud Bay, Oak Bay, Red Bay, Ajax Bay, Alum Bay, Anna Bay, Arno Bay, Auke Bay, Back Bay, bay café, Bay Head, Bay Hill, Bay Lake.

People

  1. Bay a.k.a. Chancellor Bay also called Ramesse Khamenteru was an important Asiatic official in ancient Egypt, who rose to prominence and high office under Seti II Userkheperure Setepenre and later became an influential powerbroker in the closing stages of the 19th Dynasty. He was generally identified with Irsu mentioned in the Great Harris Papyrus, although no contemporary source connects Bay with Irsu. However, an IFAO Ostracon no. 1864 found at Deir el-Medina dated to Year 5 records that 'Pharaoh LPH has killed the great enemy, Bay'.[8] Because Chancellor Bay died at least 3 years before this 'Irsu', he can no longer be considered a plausible candidate for the historical figure mentioned in the Great Harris Papyrus. The name Irsu may have been a derogatory epithet, meaning in Egyptian the 'self-made man'.
    • died in 1191 B.C. (3207 years ago)
  2. Bay a.k.a. Bay Buchanan: Angela Marie "Bay" Buchanan is a prominent conservative political commentator who served as Treasurer of the United States under President Ronald Reagan.
  3. Bay a.k.a. Bailey Maughan is an actor.
  4. Bay a.k.a. Bayley Ellenburg is an actress and the daughter of Jeff Ellenburg.

There are other people with in their name, like Bay Bay, Bay-Bay, Eva Bay, Gia Bay, Gry Bay, Mel Bay, Tom Bay, John Bay, Josh Bay, Lisa Bay and many others.

Group

Bay is a musical group.

Characters

  1. Bay is a fictional character form the 2004 film Bangkok Loco.
  2. Bay is a fictional character from the 1998 film Slam.
  3. Bay is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like BAY'S, Ardeth Bay, Bridget Bay and Käpt'n Bay-Bay.

Music

  1. "Bay" is a musical EP of Pinemarten.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Bay" is an album by Julias Moon.

Writings

"Bay" is a book by D. H. Lawrence.

Miscellanea

  1. Bay: A bay is a unit of form in architecture which has several meanings relating to the space between architectural elements, or a recess or compartment. The word bay has historically been used to define, in general terms, the size of a building.
  2. Bay: A bay is a basic unit of library shelving. Bays are book cases about three feet wide. Bays are stuck together in rows. Items are shelved from the top shelf to the bottom shelf in each bay.
  3. BAY is a website.
    • also known as Baia Mare Airport (T?u?ii-M?gher?u? Airport), Airport Code BAY, BAY Airport Code
  4. Bay a.k.a. Batuley Language: Batuley is a language spoken on the Aru Islands of eastern Indonesia. It is close to Mariri.
    • also known as Watulai, Gwataley
  5. Bay is a surname used in many countries around the world. The name has many variations and meanings.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bay

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Google previewThe American Whig Review (1852)

fishing vessels of the United States are precluded from entering bays and harbors of the British Provinces ;" for by the strictest construction, (by context,) the word bay means a body of water in which vessels shelter themselves from the storm, ...

Google previewThe Grilling Encyclopedia (1994)

An A-to-Z Compendium of how to Grill Almost Anything

"The bay leaf favored for culinary use is from the Grecian laurel tree (sometimes called sweet bay tree), botanically known as Laurus nobilis. " fresh, but dried or frozen basil can be substituted in any recipe. Very easy to grow in the garden or in ...

Google previewCunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (2012)

by Scott Cunningham

Dodder Lady's Mantle: Yarrow Lady's Seal: Solomon's Seal Lady's Thistle: Thistle Lama:Ebony Lamb Mint: Spearmint Lammint: Peppermint Lapstones: Potato Lattouce: Lettuce Laurel: Bay Laurier a'Appolon: Bay Laurier Sauce: Bay Lavose: ...

Google previewGospel Guitar Encyclopedia (2010)

by William Bay

William Bay. {} Send the Light Refrain Send the Light 1. There is a call comes ringing. 92.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1997)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

south ura Japanese bay Spanish ust'-, ust'ye Russian estuary siid- German south utan Malay forest, woods siidlich German southern utara Indonesian, north suid Afrikaans south Malay suido Japanese channel val Italian valley sul ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of California (1999)

by Nancy Capace, Somerset Publishers, Incorporated

San Diego Bay, safe at all seasons, is sheltered from ocean winds by Point Loma , a promontory seven miles in length. The Los Angeles harbor, fronting on open San Pedro Bay, 20 miles from the city, is protected by a breakwater. California's ...

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Quotes about Bay

Brought around the day
The fight bleeds to the bay
Stepping back, Running fo'ward
Many facing death as no coward
Death waits, as the bay draws near
The day closes and we're in Death's gear (Ryan Collins)
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Scrabble value of B3A1Y4

The value of this 3-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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