2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bailey \Bai"ley\, noun [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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: United States singer (1918-1990) [syn: {Bailey}, {Pearl Bailey}, {Pearl Mae Bailey}]

2: English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742) [syn: {Bailey}, {Nathan Bailey}, {Nathaniel Bailey}]

3: the outer courtyard of a castle

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

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