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English definition of “bay”

bay

noun
 
 
/beɪ/
COAST [C] B1 an area of coast where the land curves in: a sandy bayBays and gulfsCoasts and beaches
BUILDING [C] a small area in a building or place that is used for a particular purpose, for example storing something: a parking bayParts of buildings in generalSpace - general wordsAreas of land in general
keep/hold sth at bay to prevent something unpleasant from coming near you or from happening: Gunmen kept police at bay for almost four hours.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingCapturing or taking possession of thingsGetting, receiving and accepting
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