Definition of Nathan Bailey
What does the word Nathan Bailey mean?
part of speech: noun
An English lexicographer and classical scholar; died at Stepney, June 27, 1742. He was a school-teacher at Stepney, and a Seventh-day Baptist. Besides educational books, he was the author of a "Universal Etymological English Dictionary" (1721), the first English dictionary with any pretensions to being complete, and the basis of Dr. Johnson's better known work. He wrote also a "Domestic Dictionary" (1736).