Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “bay”


noun [C] (SPACE)    /beɪ/
a partly surrounded or marked space : Visitors must park their cars in the marked bays. → See also sickbaySpace - general wordsAreas of land in general
(Definition of bay noun (SPACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of bay

Definitions of “bay” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More