From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature, Geography, Plants, Animals, Horses
baybay1 /beɪ/ ●●○ noun [countable] 1 seaDNSG a part of the sea that is partly enclosed by a curve in the land a house with a view across the bay Montego Bay2 keep/hold something at bay3 areaPART an area within a large room or just outside a building that is used for a particular purpose a storage bay loading bay4 for cargoTTR the part of a ship or plane where things are stored the cargo bay5 tree (also bay tree)HBP a tree that has leaves that smell sweet and are often used in cooking6 horseHBADSH a horse that is a reddish brown colour
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bayIn a bay where the two arms of the L joined was an open vintage car.He kept his disease at bay, changed his diet and actually got bigger and stronger.But I have to keep the reality and the horror at bay.the space shuttle's cargo bayThe old-fashioned three-bay barn - the centre bay with doors each end for loading - has much in its favour.the San Francisco Baya loading bayEach truck would drive into the bay beside the tower, replacing a truck that had just been emptied of its load.And then the floor of the bay was rushing up towards them.The east shore of the bay had no airport landing strip, no railhead, no long-distance bus terminal.sailboats on the bay
Related topics: Animals, Colours & sounds
baybay2 verb [intransitive] 1 HBACif a dog bays, it makes a long high noise, especially when it is chasing something SYN howl dogs baying at the moon2 ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingto make strong demands to get answers to questions or force someone to give you somethingbay for Reporters began baying for the president’s blood (=demanding that he be punished).
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bayThen it bayed and Jim was stricken with terror.Provoked beyond control, Satan bayed in fury and launched himself at his tormentor's face.He just crouches on the corner at lunchtime and occasionally bays, like a wolf or coyote.There they were shown into a room, leaving the press-hounds baying outside.Hark! her hounds are baying through the town.bay forIt was a room full of young, educated men baying for money on the bond market.
Related topics: Animals
baybay3 adjective HBAa bay horse is reddish brown in colour
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bayBeador had lent her a magnificent five-year-old mealy bay gelding, called Fontana.Remove bay leaf and serve over rice.I forgot to say take out the bay leaf before it sets.Add lentils, thyme, and bay leaf.Remove bay leaves and adjust seasonings before serving.Add the thyme, bay leaves, potatoes and juniper with the sausages.Skim off excess fat from pan, and add shallots, juniper berries, and bay leaves.The stonework around the bay windows was crumbling and the upper front bay had developed a distinct list.
Origin bay1 1. (1300-1400) Old French baie, from Old Spanish bahia2. (1500-1600) bay condition of a hunted animal that is trapped and has to turn around ((14-17 centuries)), from Old French abai, from abaiier; BAY23. (1300-1400) Old French baee opening, from baer to have the mouth wide open4. (1300-1400) Old French baie berry, from Latin baca5. (1500-1600) BAY3 bay2 (1200-1300) Old French abaiier, from the sound bay3 (1300-1400) Old French bai, from Latin badius