bay

Ⅰ.
bay [1] NOUN a broad curved inlet of the sea.
ORIGIN Old French baie, from Old Spanish bahia.
Ⅱ.
bay [2] (also bay laurel or sweet bay) NOUN an evergreen Mediterranean shrub, with aromatic leaves that are used in cookery.
ORIGIN Old French baie, from Latin baca 'berry' .
Ⅲ.
bay [3] NOUN 1) a window area that projects outwards from a wall. 2) a section of wall in a church between two buttresses or columns. 3) an area specially allocated or marked off: a loading bay. 4) a compartment with a particular function in an aircraft, motor vehicle, or ship: a bomb bay.
ORIGIN Old French baie, from Latin batare 'to gape' .
Ⅳ.
bay [4] ADJECTIVE (of a horse) reddish-brown with black points.
NOUN a bay horse.
ORIGIN Old French bai, from Latin badius.
Ⅴ.
bay [5] VERB (of a dog) howl loudly.
NOUN the sound of baying.
at bay — Cf. at bay
bay for blood — Cf. ↑bay for blood
hold (or keep) at bay — Cf. ↑keep at bay
ORIGIN Old French abaiier 'to bark' .

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