Definition of bay

Definition of bay
  1. bay Noun A berry.
  2. bay Noun A shrub of the family "Lauraceae", having dark green leaves and berries.
  3. bay Noun The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.
  4. bay Noun The leaf of this shrub, used as a herb.
  5. bay Noun A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
  6. bay Noun An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
  7. bay Noun An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
  8. bay Noun The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.
  9. bay Noun Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
  10. bay Noun A bay platform.
  11. bay Noun shortened form of bay window.
  12. bay Noun The excited barking of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
  13. bay Noun The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.
  14. bay Verb To bark.
  15. bay Verb To bark at.
  16. bay Verb To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.
  17. bay Adjective Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses).
  18. bay Noun A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
  19. bay Noun A horse of this color.
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