Bestad
Bestead Be*stead", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bestead} or {Bested}, also (Obs.) {Bestad}. In sense 3 imp. also {Besteaded}.] [Pref. be- + stead a place.] 1. To put in a certain situation or condition; to circumstance; to place. [Only in p. p.] [1913 Webster]

They shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: . . . and curse their king and their God. --Is. viii. 21. [1913 Webster]

Many far worse bestead than ourselves. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. To put in peril; to beset.

Note: [Only in p. p.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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