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English adjective: bay

1. bay (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color

Similarcolored, colorful, coloured

Antonymsuncolored, uncoloured

English noun: bay

1. bay (object) an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf


Broader (hypernym)body of water, water

Narrower (hyponym)bight, Guantanamo Bay

Instance hyponymAbukir, Abukir Bay, Andaman Sea, Bay of Bengal, Bay of Biscay, Bay of Fundy, Bay of Naples, Biscayne Bay, Bo Hai, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, Galveston Bay, Galway Bay, Hangzhou Bay, James Bay, Korea Bay, Massachusetts Bay, Minamata Bay, Mobile Bay, Monterey Bay, Moreton Bay, Narragansett Bay, New York Bay, Osaka Bay, Penobscot Bay, Po Hai, Prudhoe Bay, San Diego Bay, San Francisco Bay, Sea of Azof, Sea of Azoff, Sea of Azov, Tampa Bay

Part meronymsea

2. bay (event) the sound of a hound on the scent

Broader (hypernym)cry

3. bay (plant) small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors

Synonymsbay laurel, bay tree, Laurus nobilis, true laurel

Broader (hypernym)laurel

Part holonymbay leaf

Member meronymgenus Laurus, Laurus

4. bay (artifact) a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital

SamplesThey put him in the sick bay.

Broader (hypernym)compartment

Part meronymship

5. bay (artifact) a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose

SamplesHe opened the bomb bay.

Broader (hypernym)compartment

Part meronymaircraft

6. bay (artifact) a small recess opening off a larger room


Broader (hypernym)niche, recess

Narrower (hyponym)carrel, carrell, cubicle, stall

7. bay (animal) a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color

Broader (hypernym)Equus caballus, horse

English verb: bay

1. bay (communication) utter in deep prolonged tones

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)mouth, speak, talk, utter, verbalise, verbalize

2. bay (communication) bark with prolonged noises, of dogs


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)bark

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