Adjective "bay" definition and examples

(Bay may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/beɪ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A broad inlet of the sea where the land curves inwards.
  1. in place names 'Sandy Bay'
  2. 'It was a gorgeous view from the top of the cliff, looking down on the houses that sat all around the curve of the bay.'
  3. 'In winter, they are found in woodland ponds and swamps, as well as coastal estuaries, bays, and inlets.'
  4. 'In winter, Common Loons can commonly be found on marine bays and inlets along the coast.'
  5. 'There are view benches for the loveliest and longest curve of the bay.'
  6. 'Melbourne lies against an inlet bay facing the Bass Strait, and beyond the Strait lurks the icy Antarctic Ocean.'
  7. 'Many of the bays and inlets are simply beautiful and consist of rock or sand, sometimes dropping away dramatically into 50 feet of water, at other times sloping gently in to shallows of just a few feet.'
  8. 'Although well situated, not all of the land around the bay could be developed easily.'
  9. 'Oysters, clams and other shellfish thrive in bays and inlets, as do many species of crabs and fish.'
  10. 'Adults return to inlets adjacent to bays and estuaries for spawning, and eggs are swept into nursery habitats presumably by tidal action.'
  11. 'Every evening, young lovers meet on the Malecón, a long promenade that curves round the bay.'
  12. 'The Paceville district (pronounced ‘Patchyville’), where she will stay, lies on a hill between two bays.'
  13. 'It was imperative to get into the sheltered bays near to the mountains as soon as possible where we might find some respite from the impending storm, so we pressed on relentlessly for another hour or so.'

More definitions

1. a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

2. South Atlantic States. an arm of a swamp.

3. a recess of land, partly surrounded by hills.

4. an arm of a prairie or swamp, extending into woods and partly surrounded by them.

More examples(as adjective)

"cruises can be bay with people."

"teeth can be bay as managers."

"plans can be bay by things."

"knives can be bay in places."

"courses can be bay in firths."

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Origin

(bay)Late Middle English: from Old French baie, from Old Spanish bahia, of unknown origin.