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Meaning of BAILEY

Pronunciation:  'beylee, 'beylee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
  2. [n]  the outer courtyard of a castle
  3. [n]  English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
  4. [n]  American singer (1918-1990)

BAILEY is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Nathan Bailey, Nathaniel Bailey, Pearl Bailey, Pearl Mae Bailey
 See Also: bulwark, court, courtyard, lexicographer, lexicologist, rampart, singer, vocaliser, vocalist, vocalizer, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bai"ley\, n. [The same word as bail line of palisades;
cf. LL. ballium bailey, OF. bail, baille, a palisade,
baillier to inclose, shut.]
1. The outer wall of a feudal castle. [Obs.]

2. The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or
   fortress. [Obs.]

3. A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper
   names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in
   Manchester. [Eng.] --Oxf. Gloss.