One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the ships were anchored in the bay’
cove, inlet, estuary, indentation, natural harbour, gulf, basin, fjord, ria, sound, arm, bight, firth, anchorage
Scottish loch, sea loch
1‘there is a bay in the far wall of the living room’
alcove, recess, niche, nook, cubbyhole, opening, hollow, cavity, corner, indentation, booth
1‘a jackal baying at the moon’
howl, bark, yelp, yap, cry, growl, bellow, roar, clamour, snarl
2‘the crowd bayed for an encore’
clamour, shout, call, press, yell, scream, shriek, roar
demand, insist on, urge, claim, make a claim for
1‘the bloodhounds' heavy bay’
baying, howl, howling, bark, barking, cry, crying, growl, growling, bellow, bellowing, roar, roaring, clamour, clamouring
‘they lit smoky fires to keep the mosquitoes at bay’
at a distance, away, off, aside, at arm's length
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