Definition of at bay
- The soldiers kept the attackers at bay.
- The doctors have been able to keep her illness at bay for several months.
: reddish brown
: an animal that is a reddish-brown color : a bay (see 1bay) animal
: a reddish brown
: a principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building or of the whole building
: a main division of a structure
: any of various compartments or sections used for a special purpose (as in an airplane, spacecraft, or gas station)
: to bark with prolonged tones
: to cry out : shout
: to bark at
: an instance of a dog barking with prolonged tones : a baying (see 4bay 1) of dogs
: the position of one unable to retreat and forced to face danger
: the position of one checked
: an inlet of the sea or other body of water usually smaller than a gulf
: a small body of water set off from the main body
: any of various terrestrial formations resembling a bay of the sea
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