See also: Bay, bây, bẫy, bảy, baþ, and бау

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

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.
    • 1771, John Trumbull, On the Vanity of Youthful Expectations
      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.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

bay (plural bays)

  1. (geography) A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 1, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      'Twas early June, the new grass was flourishing everywheres, the posies in the yard—peonies and such—in full bloom, the sun was shining, and the water of the bay was blue, with light green streaks where the shoal showed.
  2. A bank or dam to keep back water.
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  • (body of water): gulf
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Etymology 3Edit

From French baie, from Old French baé, masculine singular past participle of the verb baer, from Medieval Latin badō (I am open).[1] More at bevel, badinage.

NounEdit

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.
    • 2013 June 1, “Ideas coming down the track”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 13 (Technology Quarterly):
      A “moving platform” scheme [] is more technologically ambitious than maglev trains even though it relies on conventional rails. Local trains would use side-by-side rails to roll alongside intercity trains and allow passengers to switch trains by stepping through docking bays.
  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.
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Etymology 4Edit

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

NounEdit

bay (plural bays)

  1. The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
    • c. 1588–1593, William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, act 2, scene 2, lines 1–6:
      The hunt is up, the morn is bright and grey, / The fields are fragrant, and the woods are green. / Uncouple here, and let us make a bay / And wake the Emperor and his lovely bride, / And rouse the Prince, and ring a hunter's peal, / That all the court may echo with the noise.
  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.
    • 1697, “(please specify the book number)”, in John Dryden, transl., The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis. [], London: [] Jacob Tonson, [], OCLC 403869432:
      Embolden'd by despair, he stood at bay.
    • 1832, Isaac Taylor, Saturday Evening
      The most terrible evils are just kept at bay by incessant efforts.
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VerbEdit

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

  1. (intransitive) To howl.
  2. (transitive) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
    to bay the bear
    • a. 1611, William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, act 5, scene 5, lines 222–223:
      Spit, and throw stones, cast mire upon me, set / The dogs o'th' street to bay me
  3. (transitive) To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.
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Etymology 5Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

bay (comparative more bay, superlative most bay)

  1. Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses).
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NounEdit

bay (countable and uncountable, plural bays)

  1. A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
    bay:  
  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.
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AnguthimriEdit

NounEdit

bay

  1. (Mpakwithi) barracouta

ReferencesEdit

  • Terry Crowley, The Mpakwithi dialect of Anguthimri (1981), page 185

CebuanoEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Aphetic form of abay.

NounEdit

bay

  1. an address to a male friend

Etymology 2Edit

Compare balay.

NounEdit

bay

  1. a house

CornishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bay m (plural bayow)

  1. kiss

MutationEdit

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Crimean TatarEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bay

  1. rich

DeclensionEdit


Guianese CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bailler.

VerbEdit

bay

  1. to give

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French bailler.

VerbEdit

bay

  1. to give

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HoneEdit

NounEdit

bay

  1. dog

Further readingEdit

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

San Juan Guelavía ZapotecEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish paño.

NounEdit

bay

  1. rebozo

ReferencesEdit

  • 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

TatarEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bay

  1. rich, noble

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.[2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bay (definite accusative bayı, plural baylar)

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

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative bay
Definite accusative bayı
Singular Plural
Nominative bay baylar
Definite accusative bayı bayları
Dative baya baylara
Locative bayda baylarda
Ablative baydan baylardan
Genitive bayın bayların
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular bayım baylarım
2nd singular bayın bayların
3rd singular bayı bayları
1st plural bayımız baylarımız
2nd plural bayınız baylarınız
3rd plural bayları bayları
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular bayımı baylarımı
2nd singular bayını baylarını
3rd singular bayını baylarını
1st plural bayımızı baylarımızı
2nd plural bayınızı baylarınızı
3rd plural baylarını baylarını
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular bayıma baylarıma
2nd singular bayına baylarına
3rd singular bayına baylarına
1st plural bayımıza baylarımıza
2nd plural bayınıza baylarınıza
3rd plural baylarına baylarına
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular bayımda baylarımda
2nd singular bayında baylarında
3rd singular bayında baylarında
1st plural bayımızda baylarımızda
2nd plural bayınızda baylarınızda
3rd plural baylarında baylarında
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular bayımdan baylarımdan
2nd singular bayından baylarından
3rd singular bayından baylarından
1st plural bayımızdan baylarımızdan
2nd plural bayınızdan baylarınızdan
3rd plural baylarından baylarından
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular bayımın baylarımın
2nd singular bayının baylarının
3rd singular bayının baylarının
1st plural bayımızın baylarımızın
2nd plural bayınızın baylarınızın
3rd plural baylarının baylarının

Usage notesEdit

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”).

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AdjectiveEdit

bay (comparative daha bay, superlative en bay)

  1. (dialectal, otherwise dated) rich, wealthy

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative bay
Definite accusative bayı
Singular Plural
Nominative bay baylar
Definite accusative bayı bayları
Dative baya baylara
Locative bayda baylarda
Ablative baydan baylardan
Genitive bayın bayların
Predicative forms
Singular Plural
1st singular bayım baylarım
2nd singular baysın baylarsın
3rd singular bay
baydır
baylar
baylardır
1st plural bayız baylarız
2nd plural baysınız baylarsınız
3rd plural baylar baylardır

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ bay”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN
  2. ^ Nişanyan, Sevan (2002–) , “bay”, in Nişanyan Sözlük

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

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
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AdverbEdit

bay

  1. with ease; in a fast-paced manner
    cãi bayto bluntly deny

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

(classifier cái) bay (𨭍)

  1. trowel

Etymology 3Edit

See bây.

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PronounEdit

bay

  1. (informal) you (second-person plural)
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Zoogocho ZapotecEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bay

  1. handkerchief
  2. scarf

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ReferencesEdit

  • 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