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]

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

  • bedehouse — [bēd′hous΄] n. BEADHOUSE …   English World dictionary

  • bedehouse — /beed hows /, n., pl. bedehouses / how ziz/. beadhouse. * * * …   Universalium

  • bedehouse — /ˈbidhaʊs/ (say beedhows) noun → beadhouse …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • bedehouse — /beed hows /, n., pl. bedehouses / how ziz/. beadhouse …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bede — • The old English word bede (Anglo Saxon bed) means a prayer, though the derivative form, gebed, was more common in this sense in Anglo Saxon literature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bede     Bede …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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

  • 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

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