A bespeaking Among actors an advantage whenever a specific play is bespoken
- To talk or request ahead of time to order or engage against another time as to bespeak products the right or a favor
- To speak
- present the necessity or wish to have
- be a sign for or an indicator of
- To speak or request first; to order or engage against a future time; since, to bespeak products, a right, or a favor.
- to demonstrate first; to foretell; to point.
- To betoken; to exhibit; to point by additional markings or appearances.
- To talk to; to address.
- To talk.
- A bespeaking. Among stars, an advantage (when a particular play is bespoken.)
To indicate or signal at a trend. If stock doesnt perform versus market cannot either.
Old English besprecan "discuss, speak against, complain," from be- + sprecan "to speak" (see speak (v.)). A standard Germanic ingredient (cognates: Old Saxon bisprecan, Dutch bespreken, Old tall German bisprehhan, German besprechen); originally "to call-out," it evolved a wide range of meaning in English, including "talk up," "oppose," "request," "discuss, "arrange," and "to order (products)" (1580s). The text of senses is very free; many of them may actually have arisen rather by themselves of each various other from various programs of BE- pref. [OED]
(v. t.) To talk or request before you start; to order or engage against a future time; because, to bespeak items, a right, or a favor.
- (v. t.) To exhibit ahead of time; to foretell; to point.
- (v. t.) To betoken; showing; to indicate by exterior scars or appearances.
- (v. t.) To talk with; to handle.
- (v. i.) To speak.
- (letter.) A bespeaking. Among actors, a benefit (when a particular play is bespoken.)
The whole arrangements and character of the building bespeak the rich and powerful feudal lord, not the humble father of a body of hard-working brethren, bound by vows to a life of poverty and self-denying toil.