Meaning of BAY in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ beɪ ]
( bays, baying, bayed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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.
N-COUNT : oft in names
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.
N-COUNT : oft supp N
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.
A bay horse is reddish-brown in colour.
If a number of people are baying for something, they are demanding something angrily, usually that someone should be punished.
The referee ignored voices baying for a penalty.
...the baying crowd.
VERB : usu cont , V for n , V-ing
If a dog or wolf bays , it makes loud, long cries.
A dog suddenly howled, baying at the moon.
VERB : V at n , also V
see also sick bay
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.
PHRASE : V inflects
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006