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 

Learn More About bays

Thesaurus Entries Near bays

bayous

bays

bay window

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bays. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on bays

Nglish: Translation of bays for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of bays for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!