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noun [countable]     bay pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    an area of the coast where the land curves inward

    The harbor lights were visible across the bay.

  2. 2
    a partly enclosed area that is used for a particular purpose, for example parking a car
    1. a.
      an area in an airplane or a ship that is used for carrying goods or equipment

      the cargo bay

    2. b.
      an area of a room that sticks out from the main walls of a house and usually contains a window
  3. 3
    a horse that is a red-brown color
  4. 4
    a bay tree
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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