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Noun: bay  bey
  1. An indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
    - embayment
  2. The sound of a hound on the scent
  3. 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
  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
    - alcove
  7. A horse of a moderate reddish-brown colour
  8. A brown colour, the colour of the coat of some horses
Verb: bay  bey
  1. Utter in deep prolonged tones
  2. Bark with prolonged noises, of dogs
    - quest
Adjective: bay  bey
  1. (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown colour

Sounds like: bey

Derived forms: bays, baying, bayed

See also: colored [US], colorful [US], coloured [Brit, Cdn], colourful [Brit, Cdn]

Type of: bark, body of water, compartment, cry, Equus caballus, horse, laurel, mouth, niche, recess, speak, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize, water, woof

Part of: aircraft, genus Laurus, Laurus, sea, ship

Encyclopedia: Bay, Missouri