Bestow Be*stow", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bestowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestowing}.] [OE. bestowen; pref. be- + stow a place. See {Stow}.] 1. To lay up in store; to deposit for safe keeping; to stow; to place; to put. ``He bestowed it in a pouch.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

See that the women are bestowed in safety. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. To use; to apply; to devote, as time or strength in some occupation. [1913 Webster]

3. To expend, as money. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon. [1913 Webster]

Empire is on us bestowed. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor. --1 Cor. xiii. 3. [1913 Webster]

5. To give in marriage. [1913 Webster]

I could have bestowed her upon a fine gentleman. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

6. To demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by a reflexive pronoun. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

How might we see Falstaff bestow himself to-night in his true colors, and not ourselves be seen ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To give; grant; present; confer; accord. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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