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Meaning of “bay” in the English Dictionary

"bay" in British English

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baynoun [C]

uk   us   /beɪ/
  • bay noun [C] (COAST)

B1 a ​part of the ​coast where the ​landcurves 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] (TREE)

(also bay tree) a ​small evergreentree (= one that never ​losesitsleaves) that has ​leaves that are used to ​addflavour to ​food

bayverb [I]

uk   us   /beɪ/
(Definition of bay from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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baynoun [C]

 us   /beɪ/
  • bay noun [C] (SHELTERED WATER)

an ​area of ​watersheltered by ​land on three ​sides: We went ​sailing in Cape Cod Bay.
  • bay noun [C] (SPACE)

a ​partlyenclosedspace: A ​truck in the ​loading bay is ​blocking my ​car.

bayverb [I]

 us   /beɪ/
  • bay verb [I] (CALL)

(of ​dogs and ​similaranimals) to make a ​low, ​long, ​deepcry
(Definition of bay from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bay”
in Korean 만…
in Arabic خَليج…
in Malaysian teluk…
in French baie…
in Russian залив, отсек, помещение…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海濱, 灣,海灣…
in Italian baia…
in Turkish körfez, cumba, bölme…
in Polish zatoka, izba, zatoczka…
in Spanish bahía…
in Vietnamese vịnh…
in Portuguese baía…
in Thai อ่าว…
in German die Bucht…
in Catalan badia…
in Japanese 湾, 入り江…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海滨, 湾,海湾…
in Indonesian teluk…
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