Synonyms of bay


1. bay, embayment, body of water, water

usage: an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf

2. bay, cry

usage: the sound of a hound on the scent

3. true laurel, bay, bay laurel, bay tree, Laurus nobilis, laurel

usage: 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

4. bay, compartment

usage: a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital; "they put him in the sick bay"

5. bay, compartment

usage: a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose; "he opened the bomb bay"

6. alcove, bay, recess, niche

usage: a small recess opening off a larger room

7. bay, horse, Equus caballus

usage: a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color


1. bay, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: utter in deep prolonged tones

2. bay, quest, bark

usage: bark with prolonged noises, of dogs


1. bay, colored (vs. uncolored), coloured, colorful

usage: (used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color

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Definition and meaning of bay (Dictionary)