from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To put, shelter, or detain in or as if in a bay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To bathe; to steep.
  • v. To shut in, enclose, shelter or trap, such as ships in a bay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bathe; to soothe or lull as by bathing.
  • transitive v. To shut in, or shelter, as in a bay.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To inclose in a bay or inlet; inclose between capes or promontories; landlock: as, the ship or fleet is embayed.
  • To bathe; steep.


From em- +‎ bay (“bathe”). (Wiktionary)
From em- +‎ bay. (Wiktionary)



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