An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
a body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth that affords access.
An indentation in the coastline with headlands on either side, resulting from the more rapid erosion of softer rocks.
A body of water that is partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea, often providing a safe place for ships to anchor.
a part of an ocean, sea, or lake that has some or most of its sides surrounded by land. It is usually smaller than a gulf and larger than a cove.
n. (Fr. baia; LL. baia, bay) a part of a sea or lake indenting the shore line; the word is often applied to very large tracts of water around which the land forms a curve, as Hudson's Bay.
an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
a small recess opening off a larger room
A part of a larger body of water that cuts into a shoreline, forming a curve.
A well marked indentation made by the sea or a lake into a coastline, whose penetration is in such proportion to the width of its mouth as to contain land locked waters and constitutes more than a mere curvature of the coast.
A part of an ocean or lake extending into the land.
A bay is a body of water that is partly enclosed by land (and is usually smaller than a gulf).
a body of water forming a coastal indentation (its mouth is wider than the magnitude of the indentation)
a body of water partly enclosed by land, but having a wide outlet to the sea.
An inlet of the sea or other body of water, usually smaller than a gulf.
part of a larger body of water that look like a gulf, but is usually smaller
A wide area of water extending into land from a sea or lake.
A recess or INLET in the SHORE of a SEA or lake between two capes or HEADLANDS, not as large as a GULF but larger than a COVE. See also BIGHT, EMBAYMENT. See Figure 5.
An indentation of bank or shore, including erosional cuts and slipouts, not necessarily large.
indentation of a coastline orshoreline enclosing a part of a body of water; a body of water partly surrounded by land (arm, bight, cove, estuary, gulf, inlet, sound).
a small body of water set off from the main body; an inlet of the sea usually smaller than a gulf