Thesaurus

bays

noun
plural of bay

Synonyms of bays

(Entry 1 of 2)

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 for bays

Words Related to bays

bays

verb
present tense third-person singular of bay

Synonyms & Antonyms of bays (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to speak so as to be heard at a distance
  • the mob was baying for revenge

Synonyms for bays

Words Related to bays

Near Antonyms for bays

2 to make a long loud mournful sound
  • the lonesome beagle bayed whenever someone walked by

Synonyms for bays

Words Related to bays

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bays

Cite this Entry

“Bays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bays. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on bays

Nglish: Translation of bays for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of bays for Arabic Speakers

Comments on bays

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

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!