• To howl.
  • To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay.
  • To pursue noisily, like a pack of hounds.


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


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  • From Middle English baye, baie, from Old English beġ ("berry"), as in beġbēam, conflated with Old French baie, from Latin bāca ("berry").
  • From French baie, from Late Latin baia, probably ultimately from Iberian or Basque badia.
  • From French baie, from Old French baé, masculine singular past participle of the verb baer, from Medieval Latin badō. More at bevel, badinage.
  • From Old French bay, combined with aphesized form of abay; verbal form of baier, abaier.
  • From French baie, from Latin badius ("reddish brown, chestnut").

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