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bay

noun [C] uk   us   /beɪ/

bay noun [C] (COAST)

B1 a part of the coast where the land curves in so that the sea is surrounded by land on three sides: We sailed into a beautiful, secluded bay. San Francisco Bay the Bay of Naples
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bay noun [C] (SPACE)

a partly surrounded or marked space: A truck pulled into the loading bay.UK Visitors must park their cars in the marked bays.
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bay noun [C] (TREE)

(also bay tree) a small evergreen tree (= one that never loses its leaves) that has leaves that are used to add flavour to food

bay noun [C] (HORSE)

a brown horse

bay

verb [I] uk   us   /beɪ/
(of dogs and wolves) to make a long, deep cry repeatedly
Translations of “bay”
in Arabic خَليج…
in Korean 만…
in Malaysian teluk…
in French baie…
in Turkish körfez, cumba, bölme…
in Italian baia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海濱, 灣,海灣…
in Russian залив, отсек, помещение…
in Polish zatoka, izba, zatoczka…
in Vietnamese vịnh…
in Spanish bahía…
in Portuguese baía…
in Thai อ่าว…
in German die Bucht…
in Catalan badia…
in Japanese 湾, 入り江…
in Indonesian teluk…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海滨, 湾,海湾…
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