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  13  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bayed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Baying}.]  [  OE  bayen,  abayen  OF  abaier  F.  aboyer  to 
  bark;  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  To  bark,  as  a  dog  with  a  deep  voice  does  at  his  game. 
 
  The  hounds  at  nearer  distance  hoarsely  bayed.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  v.  t. 
  To  bark  at  hence  to  follow  with  barking;  to  bring  or  drive 
  to  bay;  as  to  bay  the  bear.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  n.  [See  {Bay},  v.  i.] 
  1.  Deep-toned,  prolonged  barking.  ``The  bay  of  curs.'' 
  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  [OE.  bay,  abay,  OF  abai,  F.  aboi  barking,  pl  abois 
  prop.  the  extremity  to  which  the  stag  is  reduced  when 
  surrounded  by  the  dogs,  barking  (aboyant);  aux  abois  at 
  bay.]  A  state  of  being  obliged  to  face  an  antagonist  or  a 
  difficulty,  when  escape  has  become  impossible. 
 
  Embolden'd  by  despair,  he  stood  at  bay.  --Dryden. 
 
  The  most  terrible  evils  are  just  kept  at  bay  by 
  incessant  efforts.  --I.  Taylor 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  a.  [F.  bai,  fr  L.  badius  brown,  chestnutcolored  -- 
  used  only  of  horses.] 
  Reddish  brown;  of  the  color  of  a  chestnut;  --  applied  to  the 
  color  of  horses. 
 
  {Bay  cat}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  wild  cat  of  Africa  and  the  East 
  Indies  ({Felis  aurata}). 
 
  {Bay  lynx}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  American  lynx  ({Felis,  or 
  Lynx,  rufa}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  n.  [F.  baie  a  berry,  the  fruit  of  the  laurel  and 
  other  trees,  fr  L.  baca,  bacca,  a  small  round  fruit,  a 
  berry,  akin  to  Lith.  bapka  laurel  berry.] 
  1.  A  berry,  particularly  of  the  laurel.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  The  patriot's  honors  and  the  poet's  bays. 
  --Trumbull. 
 
  3.  A  tract  covered  with  bay  trees.  [Local,  U.  S.] 
 
  {Bay  leaf},  the  leaf  of  the  bay  tree  ({Laurus  nobilis}).  It 
  has  a  fragrant  odor  and  an  aromatic  taste. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  n.  [F.  baie,  fr  LL  baia.  Of  uncertain  origin:  cf 
  Ir  &  Gael.  badh  or  bagh  bay  harbor,  creek;  Bisc.  baia, 
  baiya  harbor,  and  F.  bayer  to  gape,  open  the  mouth.] 
  1.  (Geol.)  An  inlet  of  the  sea,  usually  smaller  than  a  gulf, 
  but  of  the  same  general  character. 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  not  used  with  much  precision,  and  is  often 
  applied  to  large  tracts  of  water,  around  which  the  land 
  forms  a  curve;  as  Hudson's  Bay.  The  name  is  not 
  restricted  to  tracts  of  water  with  a  narrow  entrance, 
  but  is  used  foe  any  recess  or  inlet  between  capes  or 
  headlands;  as  the  Bay  of  Biscay. 
 
  2.  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 
 
  3.  A  recess  or  indentation  shaped  like  a  bay. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  5.  A  compartment  in  a  barn,  for  depositing  hay,  or  grain  in 
  the  stalks. 
 
  6.  A  kind  of  mahogany  obtained  from  Campeachy  Bay. 
 
  {Sick  bay},  in  vessels  of  war,  that  part  of  a  deck 
  appropriated  to  the  use  of  the  sick.  --Totten. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  OE  b[ae]wen  to  bathe,  and  G.  b["a]hen  to 
  foment.] 
  To  bathe.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  v.  t. 
  To  dam,  as  water;  --  with  up  or  back 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bay  \Bay\,  n. 
  A  bank  or  dam  to  keep  back  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bay 
  adj  :  (used  of  animals  especially  a  horse)  of  a  moderate 
  reddish-brown  color 
  n  1:  an  indentation  of  a  shoreline  larger  than  a  cove  but  smaller 
  than  an  gulf 
  2:  the  sound  of  a  hound  on  the  scent 
  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 
  [syn:  {true  laurel},  {bay  laurel},  {bay  tree},  {Laurus 
  nobilis}] 
  4:  a  compartment  on  a  ship  between  decks;  often  used  as  a 
  hospital;  "they  put  him  in  the  sick  bay" 
  5:  a  compartment  in  an  aircraft  used  for  some  specific  purpose; 
  "he  opened  the  bomb  bay" 
  6:  a  small  recess  opening  off  a  larger  room  [syn:  {alcove}] 
  7:  a  horse  of  a  moderate  reddish-brown  color 
  v  1:  utter  in  deep  prolonged  tones 
  2:  bark  with  prolonged  noises,  of  dogs  [syn:  {quest}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Bay,  AR  (city,  FIPS  4180) 
  Location:  35.74003  N,  90.55919  W 
  Population  (1990):  1660  (631  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72411 
  Bay,  MO 
  Zip  code(s):  65041 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bay 
 
    (As  in  an  aeroplane  "cargo  bay")  A  space  in  a 
  cabinet  into  which  a  device  of  a  certain  size  can  be 
  physically  mounted  and  connected  to  power  and  data. 
 
  Common  examples  are  a  "drive  bay"  into  which  a  {disk  drive} 
  (usually  either  3.5  inch  or  5.25  inch)  can  be  inserted  or  the 
  space  in  a  {docking  station}  where  you  insert  a  {notebook 
  computer}  or  {laptop  computer}  to  work  in  desktop  mode  or  to 
  charge  their  batteries,  print,  or  connect  to  the  office 
  network,  etc 
 
  (1999-01-11) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bay 
  denotes  the  estuary  of  the  Dead  Sea  at  the  mouth  of  the  Jordan 
  (Josh.  15:5;  18:19),  also  the  southern  extremity  of  the  same  sea 
  (15:2).  The  same  Hebrew  word  is  rendered  tongue"  in  Isa.  11:15, 
  where  it  is  used  with  reference  to  the  forked  mouths  of  the 
  Nile. 
 
  Bay  in  Zech.  6:3,  7  denotes  the  colour  of  horses,  but  the 
  original  Hebrew  means  strong,  and  is  here  used  rather  to 
  describe  the  horses  as  fleet  or  spirited. 
 




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