bestead

bestead

1 [bih-sted]
verb (used with object), besteaded, besteaded or bestead, besteading.
to help; assist; serve; avail.

Origin:
1575–85; be- + stead

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bestead

2 [bih-sted]
adjective
Archaic. placed or situated, often unfavorably or in difficulty.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English bisted, bistad, equivalent to bi be- + sted, variant of stad placed < Old Norse staddr, past participle of stethja to place, derivative of stathr place

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Bestead definition


the rendering in Isa. 8:21, where alone it occurs, of a Hebrew word meaning to oppress, or be in circumstances of hardship.

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