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 for bay
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, n. [F. baie, fr. LL. baia. Of uncertain origin: cf.
     Ir. & Gael. badh or bagh bay, harbor, creek; Bisc. baia,
     baiya, harbor, and F. bayer to gape, open the mouth.]
     1. (Geog.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf,
        but of the same general character.
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     Note: The name is not used with much precision, and is often
           applied to large tracts of water, around which the land
           forms a curve; as, Hudson's Bay. The name is not
           restricted to tracts of water with a narrow entrance,
           but is used for any recess or inlet between capes or
           headlands; as, the Bay of Biscay.
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     2. A small body of water set off from the main body; as a
        compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a
        canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.
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     3. A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
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     4. A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part
        of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by
        the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one
        of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a
        bridge between two piers.
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     5. A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in
        the stalks.
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     6. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
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     Sick bay, in vessels of war, that part of a deck
        appropriated to the use of the sick. --Totten.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\ (b[=a]), a. [F. bai, fr. L. badius brown,
     chestnut-colored; -- used only of horses.]
     Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the
     color of horses.
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     Bay cat (Zool.), a wild cat of Africa and the East Indies
        ({Felis aurata).
     Bay+lynx+(Zool.),+the+common+American+lynx+({Lynx+lynx">Bay lynx (Zool.), the common American lynx ({Lynx lynx,
        formerly Felis rufa or Lynx rufa).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bayed (b[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Baying.] [OE. bayen, abayen, OF. abaier, F. aboyer, to
     bark; of uncertain origin.]
     To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
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           The hounds at nearer distance hoarsely bayed. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, v. t.
     To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive
     to bay; as, to bay the bear. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, n. [See Bay, v. i.]
     1. Deep-toned, prolonged barking. "The bay of curs."
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     2. [OE. bay, abay, OF. abai, F. aboi barking, pl. abois,
        prop. the extremity to which the stag is reduced when
        surrounded by the dogs, barking (aboyant); aux abois at
        bay.] A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a
        difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
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              Embolden'd by despair, he stood at bay. --Dryden.
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              The most terrible evils are just kept at bay by
              incessant efforts.                    --I. Taylor
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, n. [F. baie a berry, the fruit of the laurel and
     other trees, fr. L. baca, bacca, a small round fruit, a
     berry, akin to Lith. bapka laurel berry.]
     1. A berry, particularly of the laurel. [Obs.]
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     2. The laurel tree ({Laurus nobilis). Hence, in the plural,
        an honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for
        victory or excellence, anciently made or consisting of
        branches of the laurel.
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              The patriot's honors and the poet's bays.
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     3. A tract covered with bay trees. [Local, U. S.]
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     Bay+leaf,+the+leaf+of+the+bay+tree+({Laurus+nobilis">Bay leaf, the leaf of the bay tree ({Laurus nobilis). It
        has a fragrant odor and an aromatic taste, and is used for
        flavoring in food.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, v. t. [Cf. OE. b[ae]wen to bathe, and G. b[aum]hen to
     To bathe. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, n.
     A bank or dam to keep back water.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bay \Bay\, v. t.
     To dam, as water; -- with up or back.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  colorful \colorful\ adj.
     1. having striking color. Opposite of colorless.
     Note: [Narrower terms: changeable, chatoyant, iridescent,
           shot; deep, rich; flaming; fluorescent, glowing;
           prismatic; psychedelic; red, ruddy, flushed,
     Syn: colourful.
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     2. striking in variety and interest. Opposite of colorless
        or dull. [Narrower terms: brave, fine, gay, glorious;
        flamboyant, resplendent, unrestrained; flashy, gaudy,
        jazzy, showy, snazzy, sporty; picturesque]
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     3. having color or a certain color; not black, white or grey;
        as, colored crepe paper. Opposite of colorless and
     Note: [Narrower terms: tinted; touched, tinged; amber,
           brownish-yellow, yellow-brown; amethyst; auburn,
           reddish-brown; aureate, gilded, gilt, gold, golden;
           azure, cerulean, sky-blue, bright blue; bicolor,
           bicolour, bicolored, bicoloured, bichrome; blue,
           bluish, light-blue, dark-blue; blushful,
           blush-colored, rosy; bottle-green; bronze, bronzy;
           brown, brownish, dark-brown; buff; canary,
           canary-yellow; caramel, caramel brown; carnation;
           chartreuse; chestnut; dun; earth-colored,
           earthlike; fuscous; green, greenish, light-green,
           dark-green; jade, jade-green; khaki; lavender,
           lilac; mauve; moss green, mosstone; motley,
           multicolor, culticolour, multicolored, multicoloured,
           painted, particolored, particoloured, piebald, pied,
           varicolored, varicoloured; mousy, mouse-colored;
           ocher, ochre; olive-brown; olive-drab; olive;
           orange, orangish; peacock-blue; pink, pinkish;
           purple, violet, purplish; red, blood-red, carmine,
           cerise, cherry, cherry-red, crimson, ruby, ruby-red,
           scarlet; red, reddish; rose, roseate; rose-red;
           rust, rusty, rust-colored; snuff, snuff-brown,
           snuff-color, snuff-colour, snuff-colored,
           snuff-coloured, mummy-brown, chukker-brown; sorrel,
           brownish-orange; stone, stone-gray; straw-color,
           straw-colored, straw-coloured; tan; tangerine;
           tawny; ultramarine; umber; vermilion,
           vermillion, cinibar, Chinese-red; yellow, yellowish;
           yellow-green; avocado; bay; beige; blae
           bluish-black or gray-blue); coral; creamy; cress
           green, cresson, watercress; hazel; honey,
           honey-colored; hued(postnominal); magenta;
           maroon; pea-green; russet; sage, sage-green;
           sea-green] [Also See: chromatic, colored, dark,
     Syn: colored, coloured, in color(predicate).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate
             reddish-brown color
      n 1: an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but
           smaller than a gulf [syn: bay, embayment]
      2: the sound of a hound on the scent
      3: 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 [syn:
         true laurel, bay, bay laurel, bay tree, Laurus
      4: a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a
         hospital; "they put him in the sick bay"
      5: a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose;
         "he opened the bomb bay"
      6: a small recess opening off a larger room [syn: alcove,
      7: a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
      v 1: utter in deep prolonged tones
      2: bark with prolonged noises, of dogs [syn: bay, quest]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  269 Moby Thesaurus words for "bay":
     Old Mug, Titian, accolade, adust, alcove, archives, arm, armlet,
     armory, arsenal, attic, auburn, award, badge, bank, bark, basement,
     bawl, bay window, bay-colored, bayard, bayou, bays, beep, bell,
     bellow, belt, bight, bin, blare, blast, blat, blate, bleat, blow,
     blow the horn, boca, bonded warehouse, bookcase, bow window, box,
     bray, brazen, bronze, bronze-colored, bronzed, brownish-red,
     buckskin, bugle, bunker, buttery, calico pony, call, cargo dock,
     carrel, casement, casement window, castaneous, caterwaul, cellar,
     chaplet, chest, chestnut, chestnut-brown, civic crown, clarion,
     closet, conservatory, copper, copper-colored, coppery, corner,
     cove, cranny, crate, creek, crib, crown, cry, cubby, cubbyhole,
     cubicle, cup, cupboard, cupreous, dapple-gray, decoration,
     depository, depot, distinction, dock, drawer, dump, dun, estuary,
     euripus, exchequer, fan window, fanfare, fanlight, ferruginous,
     fjord, flourish of trumpets, foxy, frith, garland, give tongue,
     give voice, glory hole, godown, gray, grille, grizzle, gulf, gut,
     harbor, henna, hold, honk, howl, hutch, inglenook, inlet, kudos,
     kyle, lancet window, lantern, lattice, laurel, laurels, library,
     light, liver-brown, liver-colored, livid-brown, loch, locker,
     louver window, loving cup, low, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin,
     magazine, mahogany, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, mouth, narrow,
     narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, neigh, niche, nicker, nook,
     oriel, paint, painted pony, palm, palms, pane, peal,
     picture window, piebald, pinto, pipe, pitchhole, port, porthole,
     pot, pule, quest, rack, reach, recess, recession, reddish-brown,
     repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, road, roads, roadstead,
     roan, roar, roomlet, rose window, rubiginous, rufous, russet,
     russety, rust, rust-colored, rusty, screak, scream, screech, shelf,
     shriek, skewbald, skylight, slough, snuggery, sorrel, sound,
     sound a tattoo, sound taps, squall, squeak, squeal, stack,
     stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom,
     strait, straits, sunburned, supply base, supply depot, tank,
     tantara, tantarara, taps, tarantara, tattoo, terra-cotta, toot,
     tootle, transom, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, troat,
     trophy, trumpet, trumpet blast, trumpet call, tweedle, ululate,
     vat, vault, wail, warehouse, whicker, whine, whinny, whistle,
     wicket, wind, window, window bay, window glass, windowpane,
     wine cellar, wreath, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      (As in an aeroplane "cargo bay") A space in a
     cabinet into which a device of a certain size can be
     physically mounted and connected to power and data.
     Common examples are a "drive bay" into which a disk drive
     (usually either 3.5 inch or 5.25 inch) can be inserted or the
     space in a docking station where you insert a notebook
     computer or laptop computer to work as a desktop computer
     or to charge their batteries, print or connect to the office
     network, etc.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     denotes the estuary of the Dead Sea at the mouth of the Jordan
     (Josh. 15:5; 18:19), also the southern extremity of the same sea
     (15:2). The same Hebrew word is rendered "tongue" in Isa. 11:15,
     where it is used with reference to the forked mouths of the
       Bay in Zech. 6:3, 7 denotes the colour of horses, but the
     original Hebrew means strong, and is here used rather to
     describe the horses as fleet or spirited.

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Bay -- U.S. County in Michigan
     Population (2000):    110157
     Housing Units (2000): 46423
     Land area (2000):     444.245963 sq. miles (1150.591713 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    186.659954 sq. miles (483.447041 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    630.905917 sq. miles (1634.038754 sq. km)
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             43.636656 N, 83.917406 W
      Bay, MI
      Bay County
      Bay County, MI

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Bay -- U.S. County in Florida
     Population (2000):    148217
     Housing Units (2000): 78435
     Land area (2000):     763.678148 sq. miles (1977.917239 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    269.596823 sq. miles (698.252537 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1033.274971 sq. miles (2676.169776 sq. km)
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             30.219170 N, 85.638788 W
      Bay, FL
      Bay County
      Bay County, FL

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bay, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    1800
     Housing Units (2000): 734
     Land area (2000):     3.354006 sq. miles (8.686836 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.354006 sq. miles (8.686836 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            04180
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             35.745157 N, 90.562777 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     72411
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Bay, AR

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