Results for bail

Definitions of bail:

part of speech: noun

One of the cross pieces on the top of the wicket in cricket; also, the handle of a pail, bucket or kettle. ( Amer.).

part of speech: verb intransitive

To dip water from a boat, etc.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb transitive

To set a person free by giving security for him: to release on the security of another.

part of speech: verb transitive

To clear ( a boat) of water with buckets.

part of speech: noun

Surety for another.

part of speech: verb transitive

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.

part of speech: noun

One who procures the release of an accused person by becoming guardian or security for his appearing in court: the security given.

part of speech: verb

To set free; to liberate on the security of another; to lave out or free from water.

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