bay


bay
bay1 [beı] n
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1¦(sea)¦
2 keep/hold something at bay
3¦(area)¦
4¦(for cargo)¦
5¦(tree)¦
6¦(horse)¦
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[Sense: 1; Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: baie, from Old Spanish bahia]
[Sense: 2; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: bay 'condition of a hunted animal that is trapped and has to turn around' (14-17 centuries), from Old French abai, from abaiier; BAY2]
[Sense: 3-4; Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: baee 'opening', from baer 'to have the mouth wide open']
[Sense: 5; Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: baie 'berry', from Latin baca]
[Sense: 6; Date: 1500-1600; Origin: BAY3]
1.) ¦(SEA)¦
a part of the sea that is partly enclosed by a curve in the land
a house with a view across the bay
Montego Bay
2.) keep/hold sth at bay
to prevent something dangerous or unpleasant from happening or from coming too close
A thick wall keeps the noise at bay.
3.) ¦(AREA)¦
an area within a large room or just outside a building that is used for a particular purpose
a storage bay
loading bay
4.) ¦(FOR CARGO)¦
the part of a ship or plane where things are stored
the cargo bay
5.) ¦(TREE)¦ also bay tree
a tree that has leaves which smell sweet and are often used in cooking
6.) ¦(HORSE)¦
a horse that is a reddish brown colour
bay 2
bay2 v
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: abaiier, from the sound]
1.) if a dog bays, it makes a long high noise, especially when it is chasing something
= ↑howl
dogs baying at the moon
2.) to make strong demands to get answers to questions or force someone to give you something
bay for
Reporters began baying for the president's blood (=demanding that he be punished) .
bay 3
bay3 [i]adj
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: bai, from Latin badius]
a bay horse is reddish brown in colour

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