17 Definitions of Bay

The meaning of the word bay, the definition of Bay:

n. - An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.

n. - 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.

n. - A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.

n. - 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.; one of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a bridge between two piers.

n. - A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.

n. - A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.

n. - A berry, particularly of the laurel.

n. - 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.

n. - A tract covered with bay trees.

n. - A bank or dam to keep back water.

a. - Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the color of horses.

v. i. - To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.

v. t. - To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.

v. i. - Deep-toned, prolonged barking.

v. i. - A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.

v. t. - To bathe.

v. t. - To dam, as water; -- with up or back.

The word "bay" uses 3 letters: A B Y

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after bay, or to bay in any order:

a - baya   b - baby   e - abye   g - gaby   l - ably   r - bray   s - abys bays  

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ab ay ba by ya

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