- Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the
color of horses. - An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the
same general character.
- A small body of water set off from the main body; as a
compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a canal just
outside of the gates of a lock, etc.
- A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
- A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a
building, or of the whole building, as marked off by the buttresses,
vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one of the main divisions of any
structure, as the part of a bridge between two piers.
- A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the
- A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
- A berry, particularly of the laurel.
- The laurel tree (Laurus nobilis). Hence, in the plural, an
honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for victory or
excellence, anciently made or consisting of branches of the laurel.
- A tract covered with bay trees.
- A ba - To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
- Deep-toned, prolonged barking.
- A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a
difficulty, when escape has become impossible. - To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or
drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
- To bathe.
- To dam, as water; -- with up or back.