Beadhouse
Beadhouse Bead"house`, Bedehouse Bede"house`, n. [OE. bede prayer + E. house. See {Bead}, n.] An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors. [1913 Webster]

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  • beadhouse — [bēd′hous΄] n. an almshouse where the inmates were required to pray for its benefactors …   English World dictionary

  • beadhouse — /beed hows /, n., pl. beadhouses / how ziz/. (formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder. Also, bedehouse. [1125 75; ME; see BEAD, HOUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • beadhouse — /ˈbidhaʊs/ (say beedhows) noun British (formerly) an almshouse whose beneficiaries were required to pray for the founder. Also, bedehouse. {bead (in obsolete sense prayer ) + house1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • beadhouse —   n. almshouse housing beadsmen …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • beadhouse — /beed hows /, n., pl. beadhouses / how ziz/. (formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder. Also, bedehouse. [1125 75; ME; see BEAD, HOUSE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedehouse — Beadhouse Bead house , Bedehouse Bede house , n. [OE. bede prayer + E. house. See {Bead}, n.] An almshouse for poor people who pray daily for their benefactors. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bede|house — «BEED HOWS», noun. = beadhouse. (Cf. ↑beadhouse) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beadsman — Beads man, Bedesman Bedes man, n.; pl. { men}. A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman. [1913 Webster] Whereby ye shall bind me to be your poor beadsman for ever unto Almighty God. Fuller …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bedehouse — Bede house , n. Same as {Beadhouse}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bedesman — Beadsman Beads man, Bedesman Bedes man, n.; pl. { men}. A poor man, supported in a beadhouse, and required to pray for the soul of its founder; an almsman. [1913 Webster] Whereby ye shall bind me to be your poor beadsman for ever unto Almighty… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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