Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “bay”

bay

noun [C] uk   /beɪ/ us  

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. Dublin Bay the Bay of Naples

bay noun [C] (SPACE)

a partly surrounded or marked space: Visitors must park their cars in the marked bays.
See also

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 cooking

bay noun [C] (HORSE)

a brown horse

bay

verb [I] uk   /beɪ/ us  
(of dogs and wolves) to make a long, deep cry repeatedly
(Definition of bay from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bay?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bay” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

mutant

an organism that is different from others of its type because of a permanent change in its genes

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More