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bestead

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[ bih-sted ]
/ b瑟藞st蓻d /
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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.
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Origin of bestead

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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

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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
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