Definitions for baileyˈbeɪ li

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bai•leyˈbeɪ li(n.)(pl.)-leys.

  1. the outer defense of a castle, comprising orig. a ditch and palisade surrounding the motte and later a wall or concentric walls surrounding the keep.

    Category: Fortification

  2. the space enclosed by a castle's outer wall or walls.

    Category: Fortification

Origin of bailey:

1350–1400; ME bail(l)e < OF

Bai•leyˈbeɪ li(n.)

  1. Nathan or Nathaniel, died 1742, English lexicographer.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bailey, Pearl Bailey, Pearl Mae Bailey(noun)

    United States singer (1918-1990)

  2. Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Nathaniel Bailey(noun)

    English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)

  3. bailey(noun)

    the outer courtyard of a castle

  4. bailey(noun)

    the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle

Wiktionary

  1. bailey(Noun)

    The outer wall of a feudal castle.

  2. bailey(Noun)

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

  3. bailey(Noun)

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

  4. Bailey(ProperNoun)

    for a steward or official.

  5. Bailey(ProperNoun)

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

  6. Bailey(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname.

  7. Bailey(ProperNoun)

    (mostly U.S:) .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bailey(noun)

    the outer wall of a feudal castle

  2. Bailey(noun)

    the space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress

  3. Bailey(noun)

    a prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester

Freebase

  1. Bailey

    Bailey is an unincorporated town and U.S. Post Office in northeastern Park County, Colorado, United States. Bailey's Post Office ZIP Code is 80421. The town community consists of several small businesses, restaurants and churches.

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