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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
Translations of “bay”
in Korean 만…
in Arabic خَليج…
in French baie…
in Turkish körfez, cumba, bölme…
in Italian baia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 海濱, 灣,海灣…
in Russian залив, отсек, помещение…
in Polish zatoka, izba, zatoczka…
in Spanish bahía…
in Portuguese baía…
in German die Bucht…
in Catalan badia…
in Japanese 湾, 入り江…
in Chinese (Simplified) 海滨, 湾,海湾…
(Definition of bay from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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