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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

[Ge]

Structural division in the length of a building or roof. The unit within a building between a pair of piers or buttresses; the division of a roof marked by its main trusses.

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Bayers

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 12 words.

German: variant of Bayer.

Bays

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

English: patronymic from Bay.

Baier

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.

German: variant spelling of Bayer.

bay

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 33 words.

noun (in various local uses) 1 (the Bay) the Bay of Islands (chiefly in older use); Hawke’s Bay;

bay

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 84 words.

bay at the moon: see moon.

bay for blood demand punishment or retribution.

bring someone or something to bay

bay

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 80 words.

Bay Psalm Book the metrical version of the Psalms produced at Cambridge, Massachusetts (the Bay of Chancery) in 1640...

bay

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Bay Psalm Book the metrical version of the Psalms produced at Cambridge, Massachusetts (the Bay of Chancery) in 1640, the first book to be printed in British America.

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bay

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 124 words.

a wreath of leaves from the bay laurel or bay tree was the traditional way of marking recognition of the prowess of a victor or poet (...

bay

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Bring someone to bay trap or corner a person or animal being hunted or chased. A medieval hunting term (Old French tenir a bay) referring to the position of the quarry when it is cornered...

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Bayes

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 13 words.

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Baye (see Bay).

bay

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 41 words.

barking of dogs in company XIII; chiefly (now only) in phr. (keep etc.) at bay, (bring,

bays

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 53 words.

Each opening of an arcade, of any shape of arch, or of a colonnade, with the structure above it, is described as a ‘bay’. For instance, the nave of Norwich Cathedral is fourteen bays long;...

Bayes

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 32 words.

Variants: Bays, Base

Current frequencies: GB 1159, Ireland 1 • GB frequency 1881: 827 • Main GB location

Bay

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 197 words.

Variants: Baye, Bays

Current frequencies: GB 262, Ireland 3 • GB frequency 1881: 129 • Main GB location

bay

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 48 words.

A herb, the leaf of the Mediterranean sweet bay tree Lauris nobilis, with a strong characteristic flavour. Rarely used

bay

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 48 words.

A herb, the leaf of the Mediterranean sweet bay tree Lauris nobilis, with a strong characteristic flavour. Rarely used

bay

Edited by John Ayto.

in An A-Z of Food and Drink

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 142 words.

The bay, a tree of the laurel family, has been held in high esteem since ancient times. In Greece, it

Bay

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 337 words.

1. A shrub of the Lauraceae family, Laurus nobilis, which is used for flavouring, was the bay of the

Bay

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 97 words.

1. English, French, and Dutch: nickname for someone with chestnut or auburn hair, from Middle English, Old French bay,

bay

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 23 words.

opening between columns, etc. XIV; recess XVI. — (O)F. baie, f. bayer, earlier baer, beer gape, stand