Embay
Embay Em*bay", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embayed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Embaying}.] [Pref. em- + 1st bay.] To shut in, or shelter, as in a bay. [1913 Webster]

If that the Turkish fleet Be not ensheltered and embayed, they are drowned. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Embay — Em*bay , v. t. [Pref. em + bay to bathe.] To bathe; to soothe or lull as by bathing. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embay — [em bā′] vt. 1. to shelter or confine (a vessel) in a bay 2. to shut in; enclose or surround, as in a bay …   English World dictionary

  • embay — transitive verb Date: 1582 to trap or catch in or as if in a bay < an embayed sailing ship > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embay — /em bay /, v.t. 1. to enclose in or as if in a bay; surround or envelop. 2. to form into a bay. [1575 85; EM 1 + BAY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • embay — verb To shut in, enclose, shelter or trap, such as ships in a bay …   Wiktionary

  • embay — v. shut in or shelter, enclose in or as in a bay; surround, enclose; bathe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embay — verb 1》 force (a boat) into a bay. 2》 chiefly Geology enclose in a recess or hollow. 3》 [as adjective embayed] formed into bays …   English new terms dictionary

  • embay — v. a. Landlock …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • embay — em·bay …   English syllables

  • embay — em•bay [[t]ɛmˈbeɪ[/t]] v. t. 1) to enclose in or as if in a bay; surround or envelop 2) to form into a bay • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

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