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bay1 British & World English

A broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inwards

bay2 British & World English

An evergreen Mediterranean shrub with deep green leaves and purple berries. Its aromatic leaves are used in cookery and were formerly used to make triumphal crowns for victors

bay3 British & World English

A space created by a window line projecting outwards from a wall

bay4 British & World English

(Of a horse) brown with black points

bay5 British & World English

(Of a dog, especially a large one) bark or howl loudly

at bay in bay5 British & World English

Forced to face or confront one’s attackers or pursuers; cornered

at bay British & World English

Forced to face or confront one’s attackers or pursuers; cornered

bay rum British & World English

A perfume, chiefly for the hair, distilled originally from rum and bayberry leaves

Back Bay British & World English

A historic residential and commercial district in western Boston, Massachusetts, on land along the Charles River that was reclaimed in the 19th century

Bay Area British & World English

The region around San Francisco Bay, in north central California. Oakland is the hub of the East Bay, San Jose of the South Bay

Bay City British & World English

An industrial city in eastern Michigan, on the Saginaw River, near Lake Huron; population 33,874 (est. 2008)

bay leaf British & World English

The aromatic dried leaf of the bay tree, used in cooking

Bay State British & World English

informal name for Massachusetts.

bay tree British & World English

another term for bay.

bomb bay British & World English

A compartment in the fuselage of an aircraft in which bombs are held and from which they may be dropped

Casco Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Atlantic in southern Maine, known for its hundreds of islands and protected anchorages. Portland lies on it

drive bay British & World English

A space inside a computer in which a floppy disk, hard disk, or disk drive can be accommodated

Green Bay British & World English

An industrial port city in northeastern Wisconsin, on Green Bay; population 101,025 (est. 2008)

Palm Bay British & World English

A residential city in east central Florida, southwest of Melbourne; population 100,786 (est. 2008)

Tampa Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, in southwestern Florida. Tampa and St. Petersburg are among the cities that lie along its shores

Subic Bay British & World English

An inlet of the South China Sea in the Philippines, off central Luzon Island. A large US naval facility closed here in 1992

Hawke Bay British & World English

A bay on the east coast of the North Island, New Zealand

James Bay British & World English

A shallow southern arm of Hudson Bay, Canada

Baffin Bay British & World English

An extension of the North Atlantic between Baffin Island and Greenland, linked to the Arctic Ocean by three passages. It is largely ice-bound in winter

bay window British & World English

A window built to project outwards from an outside wall

Botany Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Tasman Sea in New South Wales, Australia, just south of Sydney. It was the site of Captain James Cook’s landing in 1770 and of an early British penal settlement

Drakes Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Pacific Ocean, northwest of San Francisco in California, visited by Sir Francis Drake in 1579

Galway Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland

loading bay British & World English

A bay or recess in a building where vehicles are loaded and unloaded

Oyster Bay British & World English

A town in central Long Island in New York that includes the villages of Hicksville, Farmingdale, and Oyster Bay; population 301,474 (est. 2008)

Peconic Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the eastern end of Long Island in New York that separates the North Fork and the South Fork of the island

Montego Bay British & World English

A free port and tourist resort on the north coast of Jamaica; population 80,400 (est. 2009)

Prudhoe Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Arctic Ocean on the north coast of Alaska. It is a major centre of Alaskan oil production

Thunder Bay British & World English

A city on an inlet of Lake Superior in SW Ontario; population 109,140 (2006). It is one of Canada’s major ports

Walvis Bay British & World English

A port in Namibia; population 55,000 (est. 2009). It was administratively an exclave of the former Cape Province, South Africa until it was transferred to Namibia in 1994

Hawke's Bay British & World English

An administrative region on the eastern coast of the North Island, New Zealand

Hudson Bay British & World English

A large inland sea in NE Canada. It is the largest inland sea in the world and is connected to the North Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson Strait

Biscayne Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Florida, south of Miami, noted for its islands and resorts

Barataria Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Louisiana, south of New Orleans, associated with Jean Lafitte and other early 19th-century outlaws

Barnegat Bay British & World English

A tidal body in southeastern New Jersey, shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by barrier islands, the site of numerous resorts

Buzzards Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in southeastern Massachusetts, just west of Cape Cod

Cleveland bay British & World English

A bay horse of a strong breed originating in the north of England, formerly popular as carriage horses

Matagorda Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Gulf of Mexico in southeastern Texas, at the mouth of the Colorado River

Morecambe Bay British & World English

An inlet of the Irish Sea, on the NW coast of England between Cumbria and Lancashire

tumbling bay British & World English

An outfall from a river, reservoir, or canal, or the pool into which this flows

Wallabout Bay British & World English

A former inlet of the East River in Brooklyn in New York City, the site of the imprisonment of thousands of American prisoners during the American Revolution, many of whom died here

stand at bay in bay5 British & World English

Turn to face one’s pursuers

stand at bay British & World English

Turn to face one’s pursuers

Chesapeake Bay British & World English

A large inlet of the North Atlantic on the US coast, extending 320 km (200 miles) northwards through the states of Virginia and Maryland

Cam Ranh Bay British & World English

An inlet of the South China Sea, in south central Vietnam. It has been a major base for France, Japan, the former Soviet Union, and the US, which had a major installation here during the Vietnam War


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