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Bay vs. Harbor

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The main difference between Bay and Harbor is that the Bay is a body of water connected to an ocean or lake, formed by an indentation of the shoreline and Harbor is a place where ships may shelter.

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  • Bay (noun)

    A berry.

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

    A tract covered with bay trees.

  • Bay (noun)

    A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeche in Mexico.

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

    A bank or dam to keep back water.

  • Bay (noun)

    An opening in a wall, especially between two columns.

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

    A bay platform.

  • Bay (noun)

    A bay window.

  • Bay (noun)

    The excited howling of dogs when hunting or being attacked.

  • Bay (noun)

    The climactic confrontation between hunting-dogs and their prey.

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

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

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  • Bay (noun)

    A horse of this color.

  • Bay (verb)

    To howl.

  • Bay (verb)

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

    "to bay the bear"

  • Bay (verb)

    To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.

  • Bay (adjective)

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

  • Harbor (noun)

    Shelter, refuge.

  • Harbor (noun)

    Any place of shelter.

    "The neighborhood is a well-known harbor for petty thieves."

  • Harbor (noun)

    A house of the zodiac, or the mansion of a heavenly body.

  • Harbor (noun)

    A sheltered expanse of water, adjacent to land, in which ships may dock or anchor, especially for loading and unloading.

    "A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing, since adventurers come into it as well as go out, and the life in it grows strong, because it takes something from the world, and has something to give in return - Sarah Orne Jewett"

  • Harbor (noun)

    A mixing box for materials in glass-working.

  • Harbor (verb)

    To provide a harbor or safe place for.

    "The docks, which once harbored tall ships, now harbor only petty thieves."

  • Harbor (verb)

    To take refuge or shelter in a protected expanse of water.

    "The fleet harbored in the south."

  • Harbor (verb)

    To hold or persistently entertain in one's thoughts or mind.

    "She harbors a conviction that her husband has a secret, criminal past."

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  • Bay (adjective)

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

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

    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.

  • Bay (noun)

    A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.

  • Bay (noun)

    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.

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

    A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.

  • Bay (noun)

    A berry, particularly of the laurel.

  • Bay (noun)

    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.

  • Bay (noun)

    A tract covered with bay trees.

  • Bay (noun)

    Deep-toned, prolonged barking.

  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

    A bank or dam to keep back water.

  • Bay (verb)

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

  • Bay

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

  • Bay

    To bathe.

  • Bay

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

  • Harbor (noun)

    A station for rest and entertainment; a place of security and comfort; a refuge; a shelter.

  • Harbor (noun)

    Specif.: A lodging place; an inn.

  • Harbor (noun)

    The mansion of a heavenly body.

  • Harbor (noun)

    A portion of a sea, a lake, or other large body of water, either landlocked or artificially protected so as to be a place of safety for vessels in stormy weather; a port or haven.

  • Harbor (noun)

    A mixing box for materials.

  • Harbor

    To afford lodging to; to entertain as a guest; to shelter; to receive; to give a refuge to; to indulge or cherish (a thought or feeling, esp. an ill thought); as, to harbor a grudge.

  • Harbor (verb)

    To lodge, or abide for a time; to take shelter, as in a harbor.

Webster Dictionary
  • Bay (noun)

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

  • Bay (noun)

    the sound of a hound on the scent

  • Bay (noun)

    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

  • Bay (noun)

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

    "they put him in the sick bay"

  • Bay (noun)

    a compartment in an aircraft used for some specific purpose;

    "he opened the bomb bay"

  • Bay (noun)

    a small recess opening off a larger room

  • Bay (noun)

    a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color

  • Bay (verb)

    utter in deep prolonged tones

  • Bay (verb)

    bark with prolonged noises, of dogs

  • Bay (adjective)

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

  • Harbor (noun)

    a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

  • Harbor (noun)

    a place of refuge and comfort and security

  • Harbor (verb)

    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings);

    "bear a grudge"

    "entertain interesting notions"

    "harbor a resentment"

  • Harbor (verb)

    secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

  • Harbor (verb)

    keep in one's possession; of animals

  • Harbor (verb)

    hold back a thought or feeling about;

    "She is harboring a grudge against him"

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