(Bawd"ry) n. [OE. baudery, OF. bauderie, balderie, boldness, joy. See Bawd.]
1. The practice of procuring women for the gratification of lust.
2. Illicit intercourse; fornication. Shak.
3. Obscenity; filthy, unchaste language. "The pert style of the pit bawdry." Steele.
1. Dirty; foul; said of clothes. [Obs.]
It [a garment] is al bawdy and to-tore also.
2. Obscene; filthy; unchaste. "A bawdy story." Burke.
(Baw"dy*house`) n. A house of prostitution; a house of ill fame; a brothel.
(Baw"horse`) n. Same as Bathorse.
(Bawl) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bawled (b&addld); p. pr. & vb. n. Bawling.] [Icel. baula to low, bellow,
as a cow; akin to Sw. böla; cf. AS bellan, G. bellen to bark, E. bellow, bull.]
1. To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.
2. To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation.
(Bawl), v. t. To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does. Swift.
(Bawl), n. A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry.
(Bawl"er) n. One who bawls.
(Bawn) n. [Ir. & Gael. babhun inclosure, bulwark.]
1. An inclosure with mud or stone walls, for keeping cattle; a fortified inclosure. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. A large house. [Obs.] Swift.
(Baw"rel) n. [Cf. It. barletta a tree falcon, or hobby.] A kind of hawk. [Obs.] Halliwell.
(Baw"sin Baw"son) n. [OE. bawson, baucyne, badger OF. bauzan, bauçant, bauchant,
spotted with white, pied; cf. It. balzano, F. balzan, a white-footed horse, It. balza border, trimming, fr.
L. balteus belt, border, edge. Cf. Belt.]
1. A badger. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
2. A large, unwieldy person. [Obs.] Nares.
(Bax"ter) n. [OE. bakestre, bakistre, AS. bæcestre, prop. fem. of bæcere baker. See Baker.] A
baker; originally, a female baker. [Old Eng. & Scotch]
Bay cat (Zoöl.), a wild cat of Africa and the East Indies Bay lynx (Zoöl.), the common American
lynx (Felis, or Lynx, rufa).
(Bay) a. [F. bai, fr. L. badius brown, chestnut-colored; used only of horses.] Reddish brown; of
the color of a chestnut; applied to the color of horses.