|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
Denotes the estuary of the Dead Sea at the mouth of the Jordan (Joshua 15:5; 18:19), 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."
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (a.) 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.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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."
Bay (8 Occurrences)
Acts 27:39 When it was day, they didn't recognize the land, but they noticed a certain bay with a beach, and they decided to try to drive the ship onto it. (WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 15:2 Their south border was from the uttermost part of the Salt Sea, from the bay that looks southward; (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 15:5 The east border was the Salt Sea, even to the end of the Jordan. The border of the north quarter was from the bay of the sea at the end of the Jordan. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Joshua 18:19 The border passed along to the side of Beth Hoglah northward; and the border ended at the north bay of the Salt Sea, at the south end of the Jordan. This was the south border. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 37:35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. (KJV WBS)
Zechariah 1:8 I saw by night, and behold, a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle-trees that were in the low valley; and behind him were red, bay, and white horses. (DBY YLT)
Zechariah 6:3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. (KJV JPS WBS)
Zechariah 6:7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth. (KJV JPS WBS)