- 1[intransitive] (of a dog or wolf) to make a long deep sound, especially while hunting synonym howl a pack of baying hounds
- 2[intransitive] bay (for something) (usually used in the progressive tenses) to demand something in a loud and angry way The referee's decision left the crowd baying for blood (= threatening violence toward him).
NAmE//beɪ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bay
he / she / it bays
past simple bayed
-ing form baying