Meaning of BAY in English

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French bai, from Latin badius; akin to Old Irish buide yellow Date: 14th century reddish brown , II. noun Date: 1535 a ~-colored animal, a reddish brown, III. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French baee opening, from feminine of baé, past participle of baer to be wide open, gape, from Vulgar Latin *batare Date: 14th century a principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building or of the whole building, a main division of a structure, any of various compartments or sections used for a special purpose (as in an airplane, spacecraft, or service station) , ~ window 1, a support or housing for electronic equipment, IV. verb Etymology: Middle English baien, abaien, from Anglo-French abaier, of imitative origin Date: 14th century intransitive verb to bark with prolonged tones , to cry out ; shout , transitive verb to bark at, to bring to ~, to pursue with barking, to utter in deep prolonged tones, V. noun Date: 14th century a ~ing of dogs, the position of one unable to retreat and forced to face danger , the position of one checked , VI. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Anglo-French bai, perhaps from baer to be wide open Date: 14th century an inlet of the sea or other body of water usually smaller than a gulf, a small body of water set off from the main body, any of various terrestrial formations resembling a ~ of the sea, VII. noun Etymology: Middle English, berry, laurel berry, from Anglo-French bai, from L. baca Date: 15th century 1. laurel 1, any of several shrubs or trees (as the red ~ or sweet ~) resembling the laurel, 2. a garland or crown especially of laurel given as a prize for victory or excellence, honor , fame

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