EMBAY

Etymology 1

Verb

embay (third-person singular simple present embays, present participle embaying, simple past and past participle embayed)

(transitive, obsolete) To bathe; to steep.

Etymology 2

Verb

embay (third-person singular simple present embays, present participle embaying, simple past and past participle embayed)

(transitive) To shut in, enclose, shelter or trap, such as ships in a bay.

Anagrams

• Mabey, abyme, beamy, maybe

Source: Wiktionary


Em*bay", v. t. Etym: [Pref. em- + bay to bathe.]

Definition: To bathe; to soothe or lull as by bathing. [Obs.] Spenser.

Em*bay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embayed; p. pr. & vb. n. Embaying.] Etym: [Pref. em- + 1st bay.]

Definition: To shut in, or shelter, as in a bay. If that the Turkish fleet Be not ensheltered and embayed, they are drowned. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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