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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ I've got a small place near by on another cay.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cay \Cay\, n. See Key, a ledge.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"low island," 1707, from Spanish cayo; see key (n.2).


n. A small, low island largely made of sand or coral.


n. a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida [syn: key, Florida keys]


A cay ( or ), also spelled caye or key, is a small, low-elevation, sandy island on the surface of a coral reef. Cays occur in tropical environments throughout the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans (including in the Caribbean and on the Great Barrier Reef and Belize Barrier Reef).


Çay is a town and district of Afyonkarahisar Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. the mayor is Ali Yakut ( AKP).

Cay (band)

Cay were a London-based alternative rock band (containing members from the Netherlands, Sweden, England and Northern Ireland) who were active in the late 1990s. The band released one album and recorded several radio sessions for the BBC.

Cay (volcano)

Cay is a stratovolcano in the South Volcanic Zone of the Andes in Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region, Chile. The volcano is located 15 km northeast of the larger Maca Volcano and about 230 km of the Chile Trench at the intersection of NW-SE and NE-SW faults of the Liquiñe-Ofqui Fault Zone. The volcano is composed from basalt and dacite and there is no evidence of Holocene activity. Below 1000m, several parasitic cones lie on the southwest flank of the volcano.

Cay (disambiguation)

A cay is a small, low-elevation, sandy island on the surface of a coral reef.

Cay or CAY may also refer to:

Usage examples of "cay".

What choice did we have, with Safar refusing any of the more neutral meeting places Redigal Coron or Ritsem Caid suggested and offering his dubious hospitality instead?

Ritsem Caid spoke over the servant with broad good humour but Kheda saw the calculation in his eyes.

Kheda realised that Caid had only his personal slave and a few servants in attendance.

Kheda reminded Caid discreetly once they were out of earshot of the gardener.

Ganil under his breath when Caid slowed at a junction of identical corridors on the next floor.

Ritsem Caid, son of Ritsem Serno, ruler, scholar, augur and defender that all his domain may call on.

Janne will be there to see any discussions between Safar, Caid and Coron happening without me.

I thought Ritsem Caid might prefer to discuss our current predicament with Coron without such distractions.

Ulla Safar would be distraught as he excused himself to Ritsem Caid and Redigal Conn, bemoaning his guard captains folly in trusting to youths who had concentrated all their energies on looking outwards, rather than into the fortress.

Sirket is warlord, facing this threat of magic, Caid and Coron will back him, out of self-interest as much as compassion.

Ritsem Caid, Redigal Coron, Sarem Vel and Aedis Harl have all massed substantial numbers of heavy triremes at their southernmost outposts.

Redigal Coron and Ritsem Caid are equally frank in their apprehensions.

Redigal Coron and Ritsem Caid, to explain how I managed to defeat these wizards.

How much should I keep back, to study and to show Caid and Coron, to still their curiosity?

Chazen Saril, Ritsem Caid or anyone else that you suborned sorcery as the only way of driving out these savages.