transitive verb Date: 14th century to wet with or as if with dew

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Bedew — Be*dew , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedewed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bedewing}.] To moisten with dew, or as with dew. Falling tears his face bedew. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bedew — [bē do͞o′, bēdyo͞o′; bido͞o′, bidyo͞o′] vt. to make wet with or as if with drops of dew …   English World dictionary

  • bedew — /bi dooh , dyooh /, v.t. to wet with or as if with dew. [1300 50; ME bydewen. See BE , DEW] * * * …   Universalium

  • bedew — verb To make wet with or as if with dew. While sympathetic tears …   Wiktionary

  • bedew — be·dew || bɪ djuː v. wet with dew …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bedew — [bɪ dju:] verb literary cover or sprinkle with drops of water …   English new terms dictionary

  • bedew — v. a. Moisten, wet, damp, dampen, sprinkle, besprinkle …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bedew — v wet, dampen, moisten, sprinkle, besprinkle; humidify, spray, water; soak, drench, sop, imbue, make dank or muggy …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bedew — be·dew …   English syllables

  • bedew — be•dew [[t]bɪˈdu, ˈdyu[/t]] v. t. to wet with or as if with dew • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

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