Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » B » Battle Of The Bismarck Sea ... Bay Of Biscay

BAY

Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does bay mean? 

BAY (noun)
  The noun BAY has 7 senses:

1. an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a 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
4. a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital
5. a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose
6. a small recess opening off a larger room
7. a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color

  Familiarity information: BAY used as a noun is common.


BAY (adjective)
  The adjective BAY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: BAY used as an adjective is very rare.


BAY (verb)
  The verb BAY has 2 senses:

1. utter in deep prolonged tones
2. bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

  Familiarity information: BAY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BAY (noun)


Sense 1bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

embayment; bay

Hypernyms ("bay" is a kind of...):

body of water; water (the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bay"):

bight (a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline)

Instance hyponyms:

Sea of Azof; Sea of Azoff; Sea of Azov (a bay of the Black Sea between Russia and the Ukraine)

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; in the 1950s industrial wastes caused mercury poisoning among the Japanese people who ate fish from Minamata Bay)

Mobile Bay (a bay of the Gulf of Mexico; fed by the Mobile River)

Monterey Bay (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean in western California)

Moreton Bay (an arm of the Tasman Sea forming a bay east of Brisbane)

Narragansett Bay (a deep inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in Rhode Island)

New York Bay (a bay of the North Atlantic; fed by the Hudson River)

Osaka Bay (a bay of the western Pacific in southern Honshu)

Tampa Bay (an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in west central Florida)

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)

Korea Bay (an inlet of the Yellow Sea between northeastern China and western Korea)

James Bay (the southern extension of Hudson Bay in Canada between western Quebec and northeastern Ontario)

Abukir; Abukir Bay (a bay on the Mediterranean Sea in northern Egypt)

Andaman Sea (part of the Bay of Bengal west of the Malay Peninsula)

Bay of Bengal (an arm of the Indian Ocean east of India)

Bay of Biscay (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean in western Europe; bordered by the west coast of France and the north coast of Spain)

Bay of Fundy (a bay of the North Atlantic between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; noted for rapid tides as great as 70 feet)

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)

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; fed by Susquehanna River)

Delaware Bay (an inlet of the North Atlantic; fed by the Delaware River)

Galveston Bay (an arm of the Gulf of Mexico in Texas 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)

Holonyms ("bay" is a part of...):

sea (a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land)


Sense 2bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sound of a hound on the scent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("bay" is a kind of...):

cry (the characteristic utterance of an animal)


Sense 3bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

true laurel; bay laurel; bay tree; Laurus nobilis; bay

Hypernyms ("bay" is a kind of...):

laurel (any of various aromatic trees of the laurel family)

Meronyms (parts of "bay"):

bay leaf (dried leaf of the bay laurel)

Holonyms ("bay" is a member of...):

genus Laurus; Laurus (small evergreen trees or shrubs with aromatic leaves)


Sense 4bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

they put him in the sick bay

Hypernyms ("bay" is a kind of...):

compartment (a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area)

Holonyms ("bay" is a part of...):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


Sense 5bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

he opened the bomb bay

Hypernyms ("bay" is a kind of...):

compartment (a small space or subdivision for storage)

Holonyms ("bay" is a part of...):

aircraft (a vehicle that can fly)


Sense 6bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small recess opening off a larger room

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

alcove; bay

Hypernyms ("bay" is a kind of...):

niche; recess (an enclosure that is set back or indented)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bay"):

carrel; carrell; cubicle; stall (small individual study area in a library)


Sense 7bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A horse of a moderate reddish-brown color

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("bay" is a kind of...):

Equus caballus; horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)


BAY (adjective)


Sense 1bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Similar:

colored; colorful; coloured (having color or a certain color; sometimes used in combination)


BAY (verb)


Sense 1bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Utter in deep prolonged tones

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "bay" is one way to...):

mouth; speak; talk; utter; verbalise; verbalize (express in speech)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2bay [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

bay; quest

Hypernyms (to "bay" is one way to...):

bark (make barking sounds)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Don't cut off your nose to spite your face." (English proverb)

"Mind the goats so that you will drink their milk." (Albanian proverb)

"The sun won't stay behind the cloud." (Armenian proverb)

"The one not dancing knows lots of songs." (Cypriot proverb)

 BAY: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0678 seconds




AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the AudioEnglish.org dictionary to your list of search providers.


Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other popular searches: