behoof

  • 1 Behoof — Be*hoof , n. [OE. to bihove for the use of, AS. beh?f advantage, a word implied in beh?fl[=i]c necessary; akin to Sw. behof, Dan. behov, G. behuf, and E. heave, the root meaning to seize, hence the meanings to hold, make use of. See {Heave}, v. t …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 behoof — index advantage, behalf, benefit (betterment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 behoof — (n.) c.1200, use, benefit, advantage; O.E. had bihoflic useful, implying *bihof advantage, utility; from P.Gmc. *bi hof that which binds, requirement, obligation (Cf. O.Fris. bihof advantage, Du. behoef, M.H.G. bihuof useful thing, Ger. behuf… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 behoof — [bē ho͞of′, biho͞of′] n. [ME bihove, profit, benefit < OE behofe (dat. of * bihof) < WGmc * behafjan < be + * hafjan: see HEAVE] behalf, benefit, interest, sake, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 behoof — noun Etymology: Middle English behof, from Old English behōf profit, need; akin to Old English hebban to raise more at heave Date: before 12th century advantage, profit < for his own behoof > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 behoof — /bi hoohf /, n., pl. behooves /hoohvz /. use; advantage; benefit: The money was spent for his own behoof. [bef. 1000; ME behove, OE behof profit, need; c. D behoef, G Behuf] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7 behoof — /biˈhʊf/ (say bee hoof) noun Archaic use; advantage; benefit: on my behoof. {Middle English behove, Old English behōf profit, need} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 behoof — Use; benefit; profit; service; advantage. It occurs in conveyances, e.g., to his and their use and behoof …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 9 behoof — Use; benefit; profit; service; advantage. It occurs in conveyances, e.g., to his and their use and behoof …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 behoof — noun /bɪˈhuːf/ Advantage or benefit. See Also: behoove, behovely …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 behoof — Synonyms and related words: advantage, avail, behalf, benefit, benison, blessing, boon, convenience, gain, good, interest, percentage, point, profit, service, use, value, welfare, well being, world of good, worth …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 behoof — sb. RG. 348. [byefþe], ib. 354 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 13 behoof — be·hoof || bɪ huːf n. profit, advantage, good …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 behoof — [bɪ hu:f] noun archaic benefit or advantage. Origin OE behōf, of W. Gmc origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 behoof — n. Advantage, benefit, profit, interest, account. See behalf …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 behoof — n advantage, benefit, interest, good; well being, Archaic. weal, welfare; betterment, improvement, furtherance, advancement, promotion; gain, profit, help, aid, service, avail …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 behoof — be·hoof …

    English syllables

  • 18 behoof — be•hoof [[t]bɪˈhuf[/t]] n. pl. hooves [[t]ˈhuvz[/t]] advantage; benefit • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME behove, OE behōf profit, need …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 behoof — Same as behalf …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 behoof — n. archaic (prec. by to, for, on; foll. by of) benefit; advantage. Etymology: OE behof …

    Useful english dictionary