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bay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bay

  1. one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided <the garage has three separate bays for cars> Synonyms bay, cabin, cell, chamber, cube, cubicleRelated Words cubbyhole, pigeonhole, snuggery [chiefly British]; alcove, niche, nook, recess; cabinet, drawer, locker; cavity, hole, hollow; booth, box, crib, loge, stall; bunker, crypt, vault




bay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bay

  1. a part of a body of water that extends beyond the general shoreline <the bay is a favorite cruising ground for weekend yachtsmen> Synonyms arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]Related Words harbor, port, road(s), roadstead; narrow, sound, strait; bayou; backwater, slough (also slew or slue)




bay

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bay

  1. usually bays pl  public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement <he wrote for his own personal satisfaction, not for any bays that the literary establishment might deign to bestow> Synonyms acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, distinction, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunRelated Words celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification




bay

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bay

  1. 1 to speak so as to be heard at a distance <the mob was baying for revenge> Synonyms bawl, call, bellow, cry, holler, hollo (or halloo also hallo), roar, shout, sound off, thunder, vociferate, yellRelated Words crow, whoop; scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squeak, squeal; caterwaul, howl, ululate, wail, yawp (or yaup), yowl; hail; speak out, speak upNear Antonyms breathe, mumble, murmur, mutter, whisper

  2. 2 to make a long loud mournful sound <the lonesome beagle bayed whenever someone walked by> Synonyms howl, keen, ululate, wail, yowlRelated Words bawl, caterwaul, scream, screech, shriek, shrill, squall, squeal, yawp (or yaup), yell, yelp





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