• WordNet 3.6
    • n bailey the outer defensive wall that surrounds the outer courtyard of a castle
    • n bailey the outer courtyard of a castle
    • n Bailey English lexicographer who was the first to treat etymology consistently; his work was used as a reference by Samuel Johnson (died in 1742)
    • n Bailey United States singer (1918-1990)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bailey A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester.
    • Bailey The outer wall of a feudal castle.
    • Bailey The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bailey The external wall of defense about a feudal castle (see bail); by extension, any of the circuits of wall other than a keep or donjon, that is, any line of defense other than the innermost one.
    • n bailey As used by later writers, the outer court or base-court of a castle; by extension, any court of a defensive post used with a distinctive epithet. The inner bailey contained the stables and often the chapel, etc., and communicated directly with the keep; the outer bailey, when there were only two, more commonly contained the chapel and sometimes a tilt-yard, exercise-ground, or the like. The entranceway to a castle, after passing the defenses of the barbican, led first into the outer bailey and thence into the inner bailey; but it was usual for the keep to have also a separate communication with the exterior. [The word is still retained in some proper names, as in the Old Bailey, the seat of the central criminal court of London, so called from the ancient bailey of the city wall between Lud Gate and New Gate, within which it was situated.]
    • n bailey Also ballium.
    • n bailey See bailie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bailey bāl′i 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
The same word as bail, line of palisades; cf. LL. ballium, bailey, OF. bail, baille, a palisade, baillier, to inclose, shut
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. baille, from Low L. ballium.


In literature:

I have already sent for Bailey.
"A Woman for Mayor" by Helen M. Winslow
"The Western United States" by Harold Wellman Fairbanks
Dr. Bailey was then engaged at the Seminary in the delivery of a course of lectures on Physiology.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
Bailey looks bad, doesn't she?
"The Straw" by Eugene O'Neill
I wonder if he goes to pay this Mr. Baily, or Bailey, a visit?
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
Until Shop Steward Bailey suddenly found himself in charge of a dozen sputtering machines and an empty office.
"Meeting of the Board" by Alan Edward Nourse
Well, I'm off to bed, for I find a day here ten times more fatiguing than the Old Bailey in July.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Sallie Bailey looked up with a twinkle from the shirt she was patching.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
The Alonzo Bailey Case.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Prominent in the same field is Liberty Hyde Bailey, since 1903 director of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson

In poetry:

My tale is not of these - oh no!
I only mention them to show
The divers gifts that divers men
Brought o'er the sea to BAILEY BEN.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Let me recall my wandering Muse;
She SHALL be steady if I choose -
She roves, instead of helping me
To tell the deeds of BAILEY B.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
DUKE BAILEY greatest wealth computes,
And sticks, they say, at no-thing,
He wears a pair of golden boots
And silver underclothing.
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And why on earth good BAILEY BEN
(The wisest, noblest, best of men)
Made SIMPLE JAMES his right-hand man
Is quite beyond my mental span.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
A proud Pasha was BAILEY BEN,
His wives were three, his tails were ten;
His form was dignified, but stout,
Men called him "Little Roundabout."
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Embarked on board his jolly big ship,
Blue Peter flew from his lofty fore,
And off he sailed to his native shore.
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Members took covered dishes and the hostesses, Janice Bright, Joan Holderer, and Sallie Bailey, took desserts and breads and provided the beverages and decorations.
George Bailey can rest easy.
In Thursday's edition of Fantasy Focus, Stephania Bell has forecasts on when Ryan Zimmerman, Rafael Furcal , Kendrys Morales, Grady Sizemore, Jake Peavy and Andrew Bailey may return from their injuries.
Nine-year-old Wallace Foutch will rock the Galway Hooker pub Monday, March 14, to benefit the Bailey Middle School PTO.
Chris Bailey's forecast: Changes brewing for Thanksgiving weekend.
Carol Cloud Bailey Gazania daisies are great flowers for summer gardens in Florida.
Q&A: 'Bringing Together George Bailey and Gordon Gekko '.
He was born Jan 13, 1953, in San Francisco, Calif, to Anthony and Thelma Bailey Giglio .
The Eighth Ward Community Leadership Awards and Stephanie Ball-Bailey Youth Leadership Awards were presented at "Early Mornings with Elizabeth" January 30 at the Turtle Bread Company, 48th Street and Chicago.
Brennan Bailey and Jeff Garner hit back-to-back singles to lead off Burns' half of the second inning, and Tyler Sims loaded the bases when he was hit by a pitch.
Cornerbacks Champ Bailey and Stanford Routt both got at least $10 million per season this week in new contracts.
Miosotys Fernandez decided to go out with Andrew J Bailey to stop his best friend from pestering her about it.
Rick Perry's campaign today tweaked US Sen Kay Bailey Hutchison over a visit to a Cleburne Dairly Queen.
Excitable junior earns Bob Bailey title for sixth-place Chugiak.
Bill Bryant, Barbra Bailey, Tim Coles.

In science:

An alternative construction of local conformal invariants can be obtained via the tractor calculus introduced by Bailey-Eastwood-Gover in .
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
The subsequent work of Bailey-Eastwood-Graham proved that indeed in odd dimensions all conformal invariants arise via this construction; in even dimensions, they proved that the result holds when the weight (in absolute value) is bounded by the dimension.
The decomposition of global conformal invariants VI: The proof of the proposition on local Riemannian invariants
An alternative construction of local conformal invariants can be obtained via the tractor calculus introduced by Bailey-Eastwood-Gover in .
The decomposition of global conformal invariants VI: The proof of the proposition on local Riemannian invariants
Bailey and others are equally inconclusive so far.
Identities inspired from the Ramanujan Notebooks, first series (1998)
Next we apply Bailey’s transformation formula (5.3) on the hypergeometric sum and transform the Pochhammer symbols to factorials.
Enumeration of rhombus tilings of a hexagon which contain a fixed rhombus in the centre