Definitions of bail

  1. To dip out, as water.
  2. To clear of water by dipping it out.
  3. To deliver; to release.
  4. To set free, or deliver from arrest, or out of custody, on the undertaking of some other person or persons that he or they will be responsible for the appearance, at a certain day and place, of the person bailed.
  5. To lade; to dip and throw; - usually with out; as, to bail water out of a boat.
  6. To dip or lade water from; - often with out to express completeness; as, to bail a boat.
  7. To free from arrest upon receipt of a guarantee ( money or bond) that the person thus freed will return at a stated time; to empty of water by dipping or throwing it out; as, to bail a boat; to dip out, as water, with a utensil.
  8. To set a person free by giving security for him: to release on the security of another.
  9. To clear ( a boat) of water with buckets.
  10. To give bail; release on bail.
  11. To admit to bail; set free on bail; also, to become surety for.
  12. To provide with a bail or handle.
  13. To dip water from a boat, etc.
  14. remove ( water) from a vessel with a container
  15. empty ( a vessel) by bailing
  16. secure the release of ( someone) by providing security
  17. deliver something in trust to somebody for a special purpose and for a limited period
  18. To deliver, as goods in trust, for some special object or purpose, upon a contract, expressed or implied, that the trust shall be faithfully executed on the part of the bailee, or person intrusted; as, to bail cloth to a tailor to be made into a garment; to bail goods to a carrier.
  19. The money paid to the court, usually at arraignment or shortly thereafter, to ensure that an arrested person who is released from jail will show up at all required court appearances. The amount of bail is determined by the local bail schedule, which is based on the seriousness of the offense. The judge can increase the bail if the prosecutor convinces him that the defendant is likely to flee ( for example, if he has failed to show up in court in the past), or he can decrease it if the defense attorney shows that the defendant is unlikely to run ( for example, he has strong ties to the community by way of a steady job and a family).
  20. To give security on the release of a prisoner for his appearance at trial: to admit to bail; to releaso upon bail; to deliver goods in trust, upon a contract; to lave out water from a boat. To admit to bail, to release a security. To find bail, to procure security.
  21. To set free; to liberate on the security of another; to lave out or free from water.
  22. A bucket or scoop used in bailing water out of a boat.
  23. Custody; keeping.
  24. The person or persons who procure the release of a prisoner from the custody of the officer, or from imprisonment, by becoming surely for his appearance in court.
  25. The security given for the appearance of a prisoner in order to obtain his release from custody of the officer; as, the man is out on bail; to go bail for any one.
  26. The arched handle of a kettle, pail, or similar vessel, usually movable.
  27. A half hoop for supporting the cover of a carrier's wagon, awning of a boat, etc.
  28. A line of palisades serving as an exterior defense.
  29. A certain limit within a forest.
  30. A division for the stalls of an open stable.
  31. The top or cross piece ( or either of the two cross pieces) of the wicket.
  32. The person or persons who provide security for the release of a prisoner; the security tendered, or accepted; the scoop or pail used in dipping water out of a boat; in cricket, either of two cross pieces placed end to end on the wicket; a handle or hoop.
  33. One who procures the release of an accused person by becoming guardian or security for his appearing in court: the security given.
  34. One of the cross pieces on the top of the wicket in cricket; also, the handle of a pail, bucket or kettle. ( Amer.).
  35. One who gives security for another's appearance at court; the sum given as security.
  36. One who becomes surety for another.
  37. The security given or agreed upon.
  38. Release, or privilege of release, on security for future appearance.
  39. The handle of a pail.
  40. A division in a stable.
  41. Cricket. One of the crosspieces of the wicket.
  42. A small stick resting on the wickets.
  43. The outer wall of a feudal castle. Hence: The space inclosed by it; the outer court.
  44. Surety for another.