bail Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "bail" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

bailnoun [U]

 us   /beɪl/

bail noun [U] (MONEY)

a sum of money given to a law court by a person accused of a crime so that the person can be released until the trial, at which time the money will be returned: The judge set bail at $100,000.

bailverb [I/T]

 us   /beɪl/

bail verb [I/T] (REMOVE WATER)

to remove water from a boat by using a container: [T] I’d float around for hours fishing and bailing out the water leaking in.
Translations of “bail”
in Arabic كَفالة…
in Korean 보석금…
in Malaysian ikat jamin…
in French caution…
in Turkish kefalet, kefalet ücreti…
in Italian cauzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 保釋金…
in Russian залог…
in Polish kaucja…
in Vietnamese tiền bảo lãnh…
in Spanish fianza…
in Portuguese fiança, liberdade sob fiança…
in Thai ค่าประกันตัว…
in German die Kaution…
in Catalan fiança…
in Japanese 保釈…
in Indonesian uang jaminan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 保释金…
(Definition of bail from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of bail?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “bail” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More