Begem
Begem \Be*gem"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begemming}.] To adorn with gems, or as with gems. [1913 Webster]

Begemmed with dewdrops. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

Those lonely realms bright garden isles begem. --Shelley. [1913 Webster]


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  • begem — /bi jem /, v.t., begemmed, begemming. to cover with gems. [1740 50; BE + GEM] * * * …   Universalium

  • begem — verb To adorn (as if) with gems …   Wiktionary

  • begém- — see begím …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • begem — be·gem …   English syllables

  • begem — bə̇, bē+ transitive verb (begemmed ; begemmed ; begemming ; begems) Etymology: be + gem, n. : to adorn with or as if with gems a begemmed sword hit morning sun begemmed the lake …   Useful english dictionary

  • Begemmed — Begem Be*gem , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begemming}.] To adorn with gems, or as with gems. [1913 Webster] Begemmed with dewdrops. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Those lonely realms bright garden isles begem. Shelley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Begemming — Begem Be*gem , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begemmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begemming}.] To adorn with gems, or as with gems. [1913 Webster] Begemmed with dewdrops. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] Those lonely realms bright garden isles begem. Shelley. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gem — gemless, adj. gemlike, adj. /jem/, n., v., gemmed, gemming, adj. n. 1. a cut and polished precious stone or pearl fine enough for use in jewelry. 2. something likened to or prized as such a stone because of its beauty or worth: His painting was… …   Universalium

  • Biggam — Recorded as Biggam, Beigham, Begem, Bigham, Bigholms and others, this is a Scottish surname. It is locational from what were known as the forty shilling lands of Bigholm in Ayshire and Dumfriesshire. Forty shillings or 2.00 in decimal was the… …   Surnames reference

  • Bigham — This interesting surname, with variant spellings Biggam, Beigham, Begem, Bigholm(s) etc., is of Scottish locational origin from the old forty shilling lands of Bigholm in Ayshire and Dumfriesshire. The component elements of the name are the Old… …   Surnames reference

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