Bay is a hair coat color of horses, characterized by a reddish brown body color with a black mane, tail, ear edges, and lower legs. Bay is one of the most common coat colors in many horse breeds.

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  1. A berry.
  2. , a shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries.
  3. The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.
  4. The leaf of this or certain other species of shrub, used as a herb.
  5. A tract covered with bay trees.
  6. A kind of mahogany obtained from in Mexico.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.
  2. A bank or dam to keep back water.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.
  2. An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.
  3. The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.
  4. Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.
  5. A bay platform.
  6. Shortened form of bay window.

Noun (etymology 4)

  1. The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.
  2. The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.
  3. A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.

Noun (etymology 5)

  1. A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.
  2. A horse of this color.


  1. To howl.
  2. To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
    to bay the bear
  3. To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.


  1. Of a reddish-brown colour (especially of horses).

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