1. (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt
; - Example: "he introduced me to Ahmet Bey"
2. the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bey \Bey\ (b[=a]), n. [See Beg a bey.]
A governor of a province or district in the Turkish
dominions; also, in some places, a prince or nobleman; a beg;
as, the bey of Tunis.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (formerly) a title of respect for a man in Turkey or Egypt;
"he introduced me to Ahmet Bey"
2: the governor of a district or province in the Ottoman Empire
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "bey":
Dalai Lama, Holy Roman Emperor, Inca, Kaiser, ardri, beg,
beglerbeg, burgrave, cacique, caesar, cham, collector, czar, dey,
eparch, exarch, gauleiter, governor, governor-general, kaid, khan,
khedive, lieutenant governor, mikado, nabob, nawab, negus,
padishah, palatine, pendragon, pharaoh, proconsul, provincial, rig,
sachem, sagamore, satrap, shah, sheikh, shogun, stadtholder,
subahdar, tenno, tetrarch, tycoon, vali, vice-king, viceroy,