International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBAY (2)
ba (lashon, literally "tongue"; kolpos): The word occurs in the sense of inlet of the sea in the Old Testament only in Joshua 15:2, 5; Joshua 18:19, and in New Testament only in Acts 27:39 (of Malta, the King James Version "creek").
ba'-tre' (the King James Version only; Psalm 37:35; 'ezrach): The word means "native," "indigenous," and the Revised Version (British and American) translations "a green tree in its native soil."
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Denotes the estuary of the Dead Sea at the mouth of the Jordan (Joshua 15:5
), also the southern extremity of the same sea (15:2
). The same Hebrew word is rendered "tongue" in Isaiah 11:15, where it is used with reference to the forked mouths of the Nile.
Bay in Zechariah 6:3, 7 denotes the colour of horses, but the original Hebrew means strong, and is here used rather to describe the horses as fleet or spirited.
Named only in Psalm 37:35, Authorized Version. The Hebrew word so rendered is ereh, which simply means "native born", i.e., a tree not transplanted, but growing on its native soil, and therefore luxuriantly. If the psalmist intended by this word to denote any particular tree, it may have been the evergreen bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), which is a native of Palestine. Instead of "like a green bay tree" in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version has, "like a green tree in its native soil."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) Reddish brown; of the color of a chestnut; -- applied to the color of horses.
2. (n.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the same general character.
3. (n.) 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.
4. (n.) A recess or indentation shaped like a bay.
5. (n.) 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.
6. (n.) A compartment in a barn, for depositing hay, or grain in the stalks.
7. (n.) A kind of mahogany obtained from Campeachy Bay.
8. (n.) A berry, particularly of the laurel.
9. (n.) 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.
10. (n.) A tract covered with bay trees.
11. (v. i.) To bark, as a dog with a deep voice does, at his game.
12. (v. t.) To bark at; hence, to follow with barking; to bring or drive to bay; as, to bay the bear.
13. (v. i.) Deep-toned, prolonged barking.
14. (n.) A state of being obliged to face an antagonist or a difficulty, when escape has become impossible.
15. (v. t.) To bathe.
16. (n.) A bank or dam to keep back water.
17. (v. t.) To dam, as water; -- with up or back.
Strong's Hebrew1268. Berothah -- a place near Hamath...
<< 1267, 1268. Berothah. 1269 >>. a place near Hamath. Transliteration: Berothah
Phonetic Spelling: (bay
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249. ezrach -- a native
... native (1). bay tree, homeborn in the land, of the one's own country nation.
From zarach (in the sense of springing up); a spontaneous ...
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554. amots -- strong
... bay. Probably from 'amats; of a strong color, ie Red (others fleet) -- bay. see
HEBREW 'amats. << 553, 554. amots. 555 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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3956. lashon -- tongue
... Word Origin from an unused word Definition tongue NASB Word Usage bar (2), bark*
(1), bay (3), charmer* (1), language (14), languages (2), slanderer* (1 ...
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893. Bebay -- an Israelite
... << 892, 893. Bebay. 894 >>. an Israelite. Transliteration: Bebay Phonetic
Spelling: (bay-bah'ee) Short Definition: Bebai. Word Origin ...
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4343. Makbenah -- a descendant of Caleb
... << 4342, 4343. Makbenah. 4344 >>. a descendant of Caleb. Transliteration: Makbenah
Phonetic Spelling: (mak-bay-naw') Short Definition: Machbena. ...
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1275. Beri -- a descendant of Asher
... Beri. 1276 >>. a descendant of Asher. Transliteration: Beri Phonetic Spelling:
(bay-ree') Short Definition: Beri. Word Origin from baar Definition a desc. ...
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8320. saroq -- perhaps sorrel
... speckled. From sharaq; bright red (as piercing to the sight), ie Bay -- speckled.
See saruwq. see HEBREW sharaq. see HEBREW saruwq. << 8319, 8320. saroq. 8321 > ...
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2348. choph -- shore, coast
... coast of the sea, haven, shore, seaside. From an unused root meaning to cover; a
cove (as a sheltered bay) -- coast (of the sea), haven, shore, (sea-)side. ...
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1209. Betsay -- an Israelite name
... << 1208, 1209. Betsay. 1210 >>. an Israelite name. Transliteration: Betsay
Phonetic Spelling: (bay-tsah'-ee) Short Definition: Bezai. ...
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