What does Bailey mean?

Definitions for Bailey
ˈbeɪ liBai·ley

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Bailey.


  1. baileynoun

    The outer wall of a feudal castle.

  2. baileynoun

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

  3. baileynoun

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

  4. Baileynoun

    for a steward or official.

  5. Baileynoun

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

  6. Baileynoun

    derived from the surname.

  7. Baileynoun

    (mostly U.S:) .

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Bailey, Pearl Bailey, Pearl Mae Baileynoun

    United States singer (1918-1990)

  2. Bailey, Nathan Bailey, Nathaniel Baileynoun

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

  3. baileynoun

    the outer courtyard of a castle

  4. baileynoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baileynoun

    the outer wall of a feudal castle

  2. Baileynoun

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

  3. Baileynoun

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bailey

    bāl′i, n. the outer court of a feudal castle: either of the two courts formed by the spaces between the circuits of walls, hence Outer and Inner Bailey.—The Old Bailey in London, the Central Criminal Court, from the ancient bailey between Lud Gate and New Gate. [Fr. baille, from Low L. ballium.]

Suggested Resources

  1. bailey

    Quotes by bailey -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by bailey on the Quotes.net website.

  2. bailey

    Song lyrics by bailey -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by bailey on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce Bailey?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Bailey in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bailey in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bailey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Bailey in a Sentence

  1. Barry Trotz:

    I look around The Rangers room and see guys like Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck — guys who really cut their teeth in this building, i thought it was important in the last game to get a victory in this building.

  2. Asafa Powell:

    He (Usain Bolt) has a way to go and I think he can come back for the world championship, i feeling very happy that they (Ashmeade and Bailey-Cole) came out and ran sub-10 seconds this weekend, so it shows we are still in with a chance.

  3. Naomi Wolf:

    It’s inaccurate and wrong and in my view betrays a misunderstanding of 19th-century sodomy law and also shows they didn’t read the book clearly, i stand by my work. I cited everything I cited correctly, based on the proceedings of the Old Bailey. There was no carve out (under the then sodomy laws) for consenting gay sex as we would call it today. It was a crime.

  4. Steve Guttenberg:

    They said I could cast anybody I wanted, the only [other person] I wanted was G.W. Bailey and they wouldn’t offer him enough money.

  5. Aeron McQuillin:

    The next morning we all woke up to our phones blowing up with messages and Aeron McQuillin Facebook notifications from total strangers, showing their appreciation and gratitude for our random act of kindness, on behalf of bailey [ sic ], billy [ sic ] and Aeron McQuillin - thank you so much to everyone for the kind words and offers of gifts. We hope more people can learn from this situation and not be afraid to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Images & Illustrations of Bailey

  1. BaileyBaileyBaileyBaileyBailey

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Bailey

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Bailey »


Find a translation for the Bailey definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these Bailey definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "Bailey." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 20 Jun 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Bailey>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Bailey? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    • A. famish
    • B. emanate
    • C. rumpus
    • D. denudate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Bailey: