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Definition of bay

What is the definition of "bay"?
  • baynoun
  • 1. A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea: the Bay of Biscay.
    2. An area of land, such as an arm of prairie partially enclosed by woodland, that resembles in shape or formation a partially enclosed body of water.
    3. Architecture A part of a building marked off by vertical elements, such as columns or pilasters: an arcade divided into ten bays.
    4. Architecture A bay window.
    5. Architecture An opening or recess in a wall.


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  • "The name of this bay has a less unpleasant meaning in the Indian, than in the French language, signifying also _salt bay_, which induced Father"

    "They arrived in a fine bay on the 15th, twenty-one leagues from the mouth of the straits, called _Muscle bay_ by the English, because of the great quantities of muscles found there, and here they provided themselves abundantly with fresh water and wood."

    "II. i.254 (37,7) [I'll rent the fairest house in it, after three pence a bay] A _bay_ of building is, in many parts of England, a common term, of which the best conception that I could ever attain, is, that it is the space between the main beams of the roof; so that a barn crossed twice with beams is a barn of three"

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