Definition of Bailey

1. Noun. United States singer (1918-1990).

Exact synonyms: Pearl Bailey, Pearl Mae Bailey
Generic synonyms: Singer, Vocaliser, Vocalist, Vocalizer



2. Noun. English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742).
Exact synonyms: Nathan Bailey, Nathaniel Bailey
Generic synonyms: Lexicographer, Lexicologist

3. Noun. The outer courtyard of a castle.
Generic synonyms: Court, Courtyard

4. Noun. The outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle.
Generic synonyms: Bulwark, Rampart, Wall

Definition of Bailey

1. n. The outer wall of a feudal castle.

Definition of Bailey

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An occupational from=Middle English dot=) for a steward or official. ¹

2. Proper noun. A topographic surname from someone who lived by a bailey (the outer wall of a castle). ¹

3. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) derived from the surname. ¹

4. Proper noun. (''mostly U.S:'') (surnames female given name). ¹

5. Noun. The outer wall of a feudal castle. ¹

6. Noun. The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress. ¹

7. Noun. A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bailey

1. an outer castle wall [n -LEYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bailey

bail jumping
bail out
bail out on
bailable
bailaoras
bailaores
bailbond
bailbonds
baile
bailed
bailed out
bailee
bailees
bailer
bailers
bailey (current term)
baileychlore
baileychlores
baileys
bailie
bailies
bailiff
bailiffs
bailiffship
bailiffships
bailiffwick
bailiffwicks
bailing
bailing out
bailiwick

Literary usage of Bailey

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1. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1920)
"Lewis Newton bailey Lewis Newton bailey died of pneumonia at Camp Merritt, NJ, ... Mr. bailey was characterized by energy, both physical and mental, ..."

2. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"UNFORTUNATE MISS bailey A CAPTAIN bold from Halifax who dwelt in country quarters, ... And took to drinking Ratafia while thinking of Miss bailey. ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"The City Lands Committee has decided to demolish Newgate Prison and the adjoining Old bailey Sessions House. Trade will quickly exorcise the ghost of ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1902)
"Since my query concerning the parents of Mercy bailey, in the REGISTER, ante, page 208, information on the point from two excellent sources has come to me. ..."

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