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"bay" in British English

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baynoun [C]

uk   /beɪ/ 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] (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

bayverb [I]

uk   /beɪ/ 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 water sheltered by land on three sides: We went sailing in Cape Cod Bay.
  • bay noun [C] (SPACE)

a partly enclosed space: A truck in the loading bay is blocking my car.

bayverb [I]

us   /beɪ/
  • bay verb [I] (CALL)

(of dogs and similar animals) to make a low, long, deep cry
(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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