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3 letters words from 'bay'

ABY 8BAY 8

2 letters words from 'bay'

AB 4AY 5
BA 4BY 7
YA 5 

All 3 letters words made out of bay

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Definitions and meaning of bay

bay

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /beɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Etymology 1

From Middle English baye, baie, from Old English beġ (berry), as in beġbēam (berry-tree), conflated with Old French baie, from Latin bāca (berry).

Noun

bay (plural bays)

  1. (obsolete) A berry.
  2. Laurus nobilis, a tree or shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries.
  3. Bay leaf, the leaf of this or certain other species of tree or shrub, used as a herb.
  4. (in the plural, now rare) The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.i:
      both you here with many a cursed oth, / Sweare she is yours, and stirre vp bloudie frayes, / To win a willow bough, whilest other weares the bayes.
    • (Can we date this quote by Trumbull and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The patriot's honours and the poet's bays.
  5. (US, dialect) A tract covered with bay trees.
  6. A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeche in Mexico.
Synonyms
  • (Laurus nobilis): bay laurel, Grecian laurel, laurel, sweet bay, true laurel, bay tree
  • (Garland symbolic of fame, victor): laurels
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From French baie, from Late Latin baia, probably ultimately from Iberian or Basque badia.

Noun

bay (plural bays)

  1. (geography) A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
  2. A bank or dam to keep back water.
Synonyms
  • (body of water): gulf
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

From French baie, from Old French baé, masculine singular past participle of the verb baer, from Vulgar Latin *badō (I am open). More at bevel, badinage.

Noun

bay (plural bays)

  1. An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
  2. An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
  3. The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.
  4. (nautical) Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
  5. (rail transport) A bay platform.
  6. A bay window.
Derived terms
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Etymology 4

From Old French bay, combined with aphesized form of abay; verbal form of baier, abaier.

Noun

bay (plural bays)

  1. The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
  2. (by extension) The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.
  3. (figuratively) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Embolden'd by despair, he stood at bay.
    • (Can we date this quote by I. Taylor and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The most terrible evils are just kept at bay by incessant efforts.
Derived terms
  • at bay
Translations

Verb

bay (third-person singular simple present bays, present participle baying, simple past and past participle bayed)

  1. (intransitive) To howl.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The hounds at nearer distance hoarsely bayed.
  2. (transitive) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
    to bay the bear
  3. (transitive) To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.
Derived terms
  • bay at the moon
Translations

Etymology 5

From French baie, from Latin badius (reddish brown, chestnut).

Adjective

bay (comparative more bay, superlative most bay)

  1. Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses).
Derived terms
  • bay cat
  • Bay Horse
  • bay lynx
Translations

Noun

bay (countable and uncountable, plural bays)

  1. A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
  2. A horse of this color.
    • 1877, George Nevile, Horses and Riding (page 105)
      [] browns are the soberest, bays are the worst tempered, and chestnuts are the most foolish.
Quotations
  • For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:bay.
Translations

See also

  • abeyance
  • badinage
  • baize
  • daphne
  • voe
  • Wikipedia article on bays in geography
  • Appendix:Colors
  • Wikipedia article on bay, the horse colour/color

Anagrams

  • YBA, aby

Cebuano

Etymology 1

Aphetic form of abay.

Noun

bay

  1. an address to a male friend

Etymology 2

Compare balay.

Noun

bay

  1. a house

Cornish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bæi/

Noun

bay m (plural bayow)

  1. kiss

Mutation

Synonyms

  • amm, abm
  • cussyn

Related terms

  • amma, abma

Crimean Tatar

Adjective

bay

  1. rich

Declension


Guianese Creole

Etymology

From French bailler.

Verb

bay

  1. to give

Haitian Creole

Etymology

From French bailler.

Verb

bay

  1. to give

Synonyms

  • ba
  • ban

Hone

Noun

bay

  1. dog

Further reading

  • Anne Storch, Hone, in Coding Participant Marking: Construction Types in Twelve African Languages, edited by Gerrit Jan Dimmendaal

San Juan Guelavía Zapotec

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish paño.

Noun

bay

  1. rebozo

References

  • López Antonio, Joaquín; Jones, Ted; Jones, Kris (2012) Vocabulario breve del Zapoteco de San Juan Guelavía[1] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Tlalpan, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., pages 13, 28

Tatar

Adjective

bay

  1. rich, noble

Turkish

Etymology

Cognate with Old Turkic 𐰉𐰖(b¹y¹ /bay/, rich person, noble), from Proto-Turkic *bāj (rich, noble; many, numerous).

The meaning “sir, gentleman” was coined during the language reforms in parallel to bey.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaj/

Noun

bay (definite accusative bayı, plural baylar)

  1. (countable) gentleman
  2. (title used for a man) Mr.

Declension

Usage notes

Used as a title, the word is usually capitalized and followed by a person's name, often his surname or full name (as in “Bay Ahmet Şık”). This is unlike the more traditional title bey, which is used after a person's name, most commonly just his given name (as in “Ahmet Bey”).

Synonyms

  • bey
  • beyefendi

Derived terms

  • albay
  • yarbay
  • bayan

Adjective

bay (comparative daha bay, superlative en bay)

  1. (dated) rich, wealthy

Declension

Synonyms

  • zengin (rich)
  • varlıklı (rich)

Antonyms

  • yoksul (poor)
  • fakir (poor)
  • züğürt (poor)

References


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓaj˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓaj˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɓa(ː)j˧˧]

Etymology 1

From Proto-Vietic *pər, from Proto-Mon-Khmer *par; cognates include Muong păl, Bahnar păr, Pacoh pár and Mon ပဝ် ().

Verb

bay • (𠖤, 𩙻)

  1. to fly (travel through the air)
  2. to flutter (flap or wave quickly but irregularly)
  3. to fly (travel very fast)
  4. to fade away
Derived terms

Adverb

bay

  1. with ease; in a fast-paced manner
    cãi bay
    to snap at each other

Etymology 2

Noun

(classifier cái) bay • (𨭍)

  1. trowel

Etymology 3

See bây.

Pronoun

bay

  1. (informal) you (second-person plural)
Alternative forms
  • bây
Related terms
  • mày

References

  • "bay" in Hồ Ngọc Đức, Free Vietnamese Dictionary Project (details)


Zoogocho Zapotec

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish paño (cloth), from Latin pannus.

Noun

bay

  1. handkerchief
  2. scarf

Derived terms

  • bay choꞌa ḻeꞌe
  • güex̱oa bay

References

  • Long C., Rebecca; Cruz M., Sofronio (2000) Diccionario zapoteco de San Bartolomé Zoogocho, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 38)‎[2] (in Spanish), second electronic edition, Coyoacán, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 5

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to bark or howl.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)