bay

[[t]be͟ɪ[/t]]
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bays, baying, bayed
1) N-COUNT: oft in names A bay is a part of a coast where the land curves inwards.

...a short ferry ride across the bay.

...the Bay of Bengal.

...the San Francisco Bay area.

2) N-COUNT: oft supp N A bay is a partly enclosed area, inside or outside a building, that is used for a particular purpose.

The animals are herded into a bay, then butchered...

The car reversed into the loading bay.

3) N-COUNT: usu n N On an aircraft or ship, a bay is a section that is used for carrying cargo or equipment.

...in the cargo bays of aircraft.

Syn:
4) N-COUNT A bay is an area of a room which extends beyond the main walls of a house, especially an area with a large window at the front of a house.
5) ADJ A bay horse is reddish-brown in colour.
6) VERB: usu cont If a number of people are baying for something, they are demanding something angrily, usually that someone should be punished.

[V for n] The referee ignored voices baying for a penalty...

[V for n] Opposition politicians have been baying for his blood.

[V-ing] ...the baying crowd.

Syn:
7) VERB If a dog or wolf bays, it makes loud, long cries.

[V at n] A dog suddenly howled, baying at the moon. [Also V]

8) See also sick bay
9) PHRASE: V inflects If you keep something or someone at bay, or hold them at bay, you prevent them from reaching, attacking, or affecting you.

Eating oranges keeps colds at bay...

Prisoners armed with baseball bats used the hostages to hold police at bay.


English dictionary. 2008.

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