Dictionary.com

bestead

1
[ bih-sted ]
/ b瑟藞st蓻d /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), be路stead路ed, be路stead路ed or be路stead, be路stead路ing.
to help; assist; serve; avail.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can鈥檛 figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of bestead

1
First recorded in 1575鈥85; be- + stead

Other definitions for bestead (2 of 2)

bestead2
[ bih-sted ]
/ b瑟藞st蓻d /

adjective
Archaic. placed or situated, often unfavorably or in difficulty.

Origin of bestead

2
1300鈥50; Middle English bisted, bistad, equivalent to bibe- + sted, variant of stad placed <Old Norse staddr, past participle of stethja to place, derivative of stathr place
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bestead in a sentence

FEEDBACK