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Bay vs. Creek

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Baynoun

(obsolete) A berry.

Creeknoun

(British) A small inlet or bay, often saltwater, narrower and extending farther into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river; the inner part of a port that is used as a dock for small boats.

Baynoun

Laurus nobilis, a tree or shrub of the family Lauraceae, having dark green leaves and berries.

Creeknoun

A stream of water (often freshwater) smaller than a river and larger than a brook.

Baynoun

Bay leaf, the leaf of this or certain other species of tree or shrub, used as a herb.

Creeknoun

Any turn or winding.

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Baynoun

The leaves of this shrub, woven into a garland used to reward a champion or victor; hence, fame, victory.

Creeknoun

A small inlet or bay, narrower and extending further into the land than a cove; a recess in the shore of the sea, or of a river.

‘Each creek and cavern of the dangerous shore.’; ‘They discovered a certain creek, with a shore.’;

Baynoun

A tract covered with bay trees.

Creeknoun

A stream of water smaller than a river and larger than a brook.

‘Lesser streams and rivulets are denominated creeks.’;

Baynoun

A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeche in Mexico.

Creeknoun

Any turn or winding.

‘The passages of alleys, creeks, and narrow lands.’;

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Baynoun

(geography) A body of water (especially the sea) more or less three-quarters surrounded by land.

Creeknoun

a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river);

‘the creek dried up every summer’;

Baynoun

A bank or dam to keep back water.

Creeknoun

any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma

Baynoun

An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.

Baynoun

An internal recess; a compartment or area surrounded on three sides.

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Baynoun

The distance between two supports in a vault or building with a pitched roof.

Baynoun

(nautical) Each of the spaces, port and starboard, between decks, forward of the bitts, in sailing warships.

Baynoun

(rail transport) A bay platform.

Baynoun

A bay window.

Baynoun

The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.

Baynoun

(by extension) The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.

Baynoun

(figuratively) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.

Baynoun

A brown colour/color of the coat of some horses.

Baynoun

A horse of this color.

Bayverb

(intransitive) To howl.

Bayverb

(transitive) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.

‘to bay the bear’;

Bayverb

(transitive) To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.

Bayadjective

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

Bayadjective

Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; - applied to the color of horses.

Baynoun

An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.

Baynoun

A small body of water set off from the main body; as a compartment containing water for a wheel; the portion of a canal just outside of the gates of a lock, etc.

Baynoun

A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.

Baynoun

A principal compartment of the walls, roof, or other part of a building, or of the whole building, as marked off by the buttresses, vaulting, mullions of a window, etc.; one of the main divisions of any structure, as the part of a bridge between two piers.

Baynoun

A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.

Baynoun

A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.

Baynoun

A berry, particularly of the laurel.

Baynoun

The laurel tree (Laurus nobilis). Hence, in the plural, an honorary garland or crown bestowed as a prize for victory or excellence, anciently made or consisting of branches of the laurel.

‘The patriot's honors and the poet's bays.’;

Baynoun

A tract covered with bay trees.

Baynoun

Deep-toned, prolonged barking.

Baynoun

A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.

‘Embolden'd by despair, he stood at bay.’; ‘The most terrible evils are just kept at bay by incessant efforts.’;

Baynoun

A bank or dam to keep back water.

Bayverb

To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.

‘The hounds at nearer distance hoarsely bayed.’;

Bayverb

To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.

Bayverb

To bathe.

Bayverb

To dam, as water; - with up or back.

Baynoun

an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf

Baynoun

the sound of a hound on the scent

Baynoun

small Mediterranean evergreen tree with small blackish berries and glossy aromatic leaves used for flavoring in cooking; also used by ancient Greeks to crown victors

Baynoun

a compartment on a ship between decks; often used as a hospital;

‘they put him in the sick bay’;

Baynoun

a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose;

‘he opened the bomb bay’;

Baynoun

a small recess opening off a larger room

Baynoun

a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color

Bayverb

utter in deep prolonged tones

Bayverb

bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

Bayadjective

(used of animals especially a horse) of a moderate reddish-brown color

Bay

A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean, a lake, or even another bay. A large bay is usually called a gulf, sea, sound, or bight.

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