embayment

noun em·bay·ment \ im-ˈbā-mənt \

Definition of embayment

1 : formation of a bay
2 : a bay or a conformation resembling a bay

Examples of embayment in a Sentence

  1. a fingerlike embayment of the Bay of Fundy

First Known Use of embayment

1815

embayment Synonyms

Synonyms
arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], gulf, 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)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up embayment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or being an oracle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman-tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!