|a.||1.||Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; - applied to the color of horses.|
|n.||1.||(Geog.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.|
|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.|
|3.||A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.|
|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.|
|5.||A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.|
|6.||A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.|
|1.||A berry, particularly of the laurel.|
|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.|
The patriot's honors and the poet's bays.
|3.||A tract covered with bay trees.|
|v. i.||1.||To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.|
[imp. & p. p. Bayed (bād); p. pr. & vb. n. Baying.]
The hounds at nearer distance hoarsely bayed.
|v. t.||1.||To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.|
|n.||1.||Deep-toned, prolonged barking.|
|2.||A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.|
Embolden'd by despair, he stood at bay.
The most terrible evils are just kept at bay by incessant efforts.
|v. t.||1.||To bathe.|
|n.||1.||A bank or dam to keep back water.|
|v. t.||1.||To dam, as water; - with up or back.|
|(hardware)||bay - (As in an aeroplane "cargo bay") A space in acabinet into which a device of a certain size can bephysically 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 thespace in a docking station where you insert a notebook computer or laptop computer to work in desktop mode or tocharge their batteries, print, or connect to the officenetwork, etc.
BAY. Is an enclosure to keep in the water for the supply of a mill or other contrivance, so that the water may be able to, drive the wheels of such mill. Stat. 27 Eliz. c. 19.
2. A large open water or harbor where ships may ride, is also called a bay; as, the Chesapeake Bay, the, Bay of New York.
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