What does bestead mean?

bestead meaning in General Dictionary

to set up a specific scenario or condition to circumstance to position

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  • of Bestead
  • To put in a particular situation or condition; to situation; to put.
  • to set up danger; to beset.
  • To offer; to help; to profit; to get.

bestead meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to greatly help, help, prop," 1580s, from be- + stead (v.); see stead.


bestead meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of Bestead

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  • (v. t.) To set up a specific scenario or condition; to situation; to put.
  • (v. t.) To set up danger; to beset.
  • (v. t.) To serve; to aid; to profit; to avail.