Meaning of “bay” in the English Dictionary

"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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bayverb [ I ]

uk /beɪ/ us /beɪ/

(Definition of “bay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bay" in American English

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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)