- An indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
- The sound of a hound on the scent
- Small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavouring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors
- true laurel, bay laurel, bay tree, Laurus nobilis
- A compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital
"they put him in the sick bay"
- A compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose
"he opened the bomb bay"
- A small recess opening off a larger room
- A horse of a moderate reddish-brown colour
- Utter in deep prolonged tones
- Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
- (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown colour
Sounds like: bey
Derived forms: bayed, baying, bays
Within a structure, a regularly repeated spatial element defined by beams or ribs and their supports.2.
A protruded structure with a bay window.3.
The free or light space between sash bars.4.
In landscape architecture, a recess or alcove formed by plants in a design.5.
In plastering, the distance between screeds employed for working the floating of plaster.
bay of an arcade
One of several sections of a directional antenna array.
n. A well-marked roughly semicircular indentation on a coastline. What does or does not constitute a bay can be of relevance in determining a state's control of its coastal waters. The test is a geographical one, taking into account relative dimensions and configuration. The following three considerations have been taken into account when making this determination:
(1) the depth of the indentation relative to the width of its mouth;
(2) the economic and strategic importance of the indentation to the coastal state; and
(3) the seclusion of the indentation from the highway of nations on the open sea. See also TERRITORIAL WATERS.
<hardware> (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 as a desktop computer or to charge their batteries, print or connect to the office network, etc.
- by early june, the president was at bay.
- sunlight shimmers on the waters of the bay.
- i'd rather see edgar at bay than you.
- they boated us across the bay.
- the ships in the bay present a beautiful sight ...