What does Bailey mean?

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ˈbeɪ liBai·ley

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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


  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


  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.]

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  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. Alan Gottlieb:

    Mr. Bailey is devastated by this situation. We seem to live in an environment when someone’s life can be turned upside down on an allegation that should have been thoroughly investigated before any action was ordered by a court, we’re helping Bailey in his appeal of the judge’s order so he can not only reclaim his valuable firearms, but also some of his dignity as well.

  2. 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.

  3. Charles Nielsen:

    Bailey Nielsen is carrying a loaded AR-15, people live in fear, terrified of that which they do not understand. Shes been shooting since she was 5 years old. She got her first deer with this weapon at 9. She carries it responsibly. She knows how not to put her finger on the trigger. We live in fear in a society that is fed fear on a daily basis.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    This isn't real stuff. It isn't. It truly isn't. That part of it, that Barnum and Bailey -- you know, say anything, do anything you want, I mean, like, you know -- Donald Prince Humperdinck Trump Jr. is not something that I really care about.

  5. Courtney Ajinça:

    He wanted it to be perfect and in a place where she would be surrounded by friends and family. He thought the opening of her Bailey Wine Cellar would be ideal because she would be clueless, it was a beautiful and outstanding moment, not a dry eye in the place. I'm so happy for the both of them.

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