What does bey mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bey(noun)

    (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt

    "he introduced me to Ahmet Bey"

  2. bey(noun)

    the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire


  1. bey(Noun)

    A governor of a province or district in the Turkish dominions; also, in some places, a prince or nobleman; a beg.

  2. Origin: From bey (“gentleman, chief”), from bég (“head of a clan, subordinate chief”)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bey(noun)

    a governor of a province or district in the Turkish dominions; also, in some places, a prince or nobleman; a beg; as, the bey of Tunis


  1. Bey

    Bey is a title for chieftain, traditionally applied to the leaders of small tribal groups. According to some sources, the word "Bey" is of Turkish language In historical accounts, many Turkish, other Turkic and Persian leaders are titled Bey, Beg, Bek, Bai, Bay, Baj, Baig or Beigh. They are all the same word with the simple meaning of "lord". The regions or provinces where beys ruled or which they administered were called beylik, roughly meaning "emirate" or "principality" in the first case, "province" or "governorate" in the second. Today, the word is still used informally as a social title for men. Unlike "mister" however, it follows the name and is used generally with first names and not with last names.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bey

    bā, n. a Turkish governor of a town or province. [Turk. beg, pronounced , a governor.]

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Anagrams for bey »

  1. bye, 'bye

  2. bye


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bey in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jermaine Wooten:

    Mansur Ball-Bey never had a gun. Mansur Ball-Bey did not point back toward the officers.

  2. Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce:

    This is a tragedy in every aspect of the word. I’m sorry for the pain that the Ball-Bey family is experiencing right now.

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