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Bay vs. Lagoon

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Main Difference

The main difference between Bay and Lagoon is that the Bay is a body of water connected to an ocean or lake, formed by an indentation of the shoreline and Lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from larger body of water by a barrier

Wikipedia
  • 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).

  • Lagoon (noun)

    A shallow body of water separated from deeper sea by a bar.

Wiktionary
  • 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.

  • Lagoon (noun)

    A shallow sound, channel, pond, or lake, especially one into which the sea flows; as, the lagoons of Venice.

  • Lagoon (noun)

    A lake in a coral island, often occupying a large portion of its area, and usually communicating with the sea. See Atoll.

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

  • Lagoon (noun)

    a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral

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