noun a tract covered with bay trees.
2. bay ·vi deep-toned, prolonged barking.
3. bay ·noun a bank or dam to keep back water.
4. bay ·vt to bathe.
5. bay ·noun a berry, particularly of the laurel.
6. bay ·vt to dam, as water;
with up or back.
7. bay ·noun a recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
8. bay ·noun a kind of mahogany obtained from campeachy bay.
9. bay ·vi to bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
10. bay ·noun a compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.
11. bay ·adj reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut;
applied to the color of horses.
12. bay ·noun an inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
13. bay ·vt to bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
14. bay ·vi a state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
15. bay ·noun 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.
xvi. bay ·noun 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.
xvii. bay ·noun 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.