Definition of bay :
1. A bank or dam to keep back water.
2. A berry, particularly of the laurel.
3. A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.
4. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
5. 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..
6. A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
7. 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.
8. A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
9. A tract covered with bay trees.
10. An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
11. Deep- toned, prolonged barking.
12. Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; - applied to the color of horses.
13. 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.
14. To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
15. To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
16. To bathe.
17. To dam, as water; - with up or back.
colorful, castaneous, badeous, in color, bespeak, brown, quest, coloured, bay laurel, alcove, rufous, reddish, brownish-red, territory, embayment, bay tree, Laurus nobilis, colored, chestnut, bight, ruddy, request, call for, true laurel
body of water (part of speech: noun)
ululation (part of speech: noun)
ululate (part of speech: verb)
cry, chirp, call, snort, chatter, grunt, bray, growl, moo, purr, mew, squawk, cuckoo, whinny, gobble, honk, bleat, bellow, cluck, roar, snarl, coo, neigh, warble, hoot, yelp, squeal, trill, twit, caw, howl, ululate, quack, meow, bawl, cackle, crow, bark
- The bay was filled with them. - "Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror", Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows.
- It took him only a little while to find they were at bay within the log enclosure and in much greater danger than he first supposed. - "The Lost Trail", Edward S. Ellis.
- If Landrassy won- Europe a red battle- field, England at bay; if Ian Stafford won- Europe at peace, England secure. - "The Judgment House", Gilbert Parker.