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English[]

Wikipedia

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A bail (def 5)

Pronunciation[]

  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophones: bale

Etymology 1[]

From the Old French verb bailler (to deliver or hand over) and noun bail (lease), from Latin bajulare (to carry or bear).

Noun[]

Singular
Bail

Plural
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Bail ({{{1}}})

  1. (law) Security, usually a sum of money, exchanged for the release of an arrested person as a guarantee of that person's appearance for trial.
  2. (law) Release from imprisonment on payment of such money.
  3. (law) The person providing such payment.
  4. Template:Cricket One of the two wooden crosspieces that rest on top of the stumps to form a wicket.
  5. A bucket or scoop used for removing water from a boat etc.
  6. (furniture) Normally curved handle suspended between sockets as a drawer pull.
Derived terms[]
  • jump bail
  • out on bail
Translations[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Bail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to Bail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (law) To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail.
  2. (law) To release a person under such guarantee.
  3. To set free.
  4. (law) To hand over personal property to be held temporarily by another as a bailment.
  5. Template:Nautical To remove water from a boat by scooping it out.
Derived terms[]

(to hand over property to be held by another):

  • bailment
  • bailor
  • bailee

(to set free):

  • bail out
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

by shortening from bail out, which comes from etymology 1

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Bail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to Bail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (slang) To exit quickly.
    With his engine in flames, the pilot had no choice but to bail out.
  2. (slang): To not attend.
    I'm going to bail on this afternoon's meeting.

Etymology 3[]

From Middle English beyl and Old Norse beygla, a bend, ring or hoop.

Noun[]

Singular
Bail

Plural
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Bail ({{{1}}})

  1. A hoop, ring or handle (especially of a kettle or bucket)
  2. A stall for a cow (or other animal) (usually tethered with a semi-circular hoop).
  3. A hinged bar as a restraint for animals, or on a typewriter.
  4. (mainly Australia & New Zealand) A frame to restrain a cow during outdoor milking.

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Bail

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Bail (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. To secure the head of a cow during milking.
Usage notes[]

Some of these senses, especially the hinged bar, are also claimed via Etymology 1

Anagrams[]



Irish[]

Etymology[]

From Template:Sga[[Category:ga:Template:Sga derivations|Bail]] [[bal#Template:Sga|bal]].

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Bail f.

  1. prosperity
  2. proper condition, order

Declension[]

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