besom


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be·som

 (bē′zəm)
n.
A bundle of twigs attached to a handle and used as a broom.

[Middle English, from Old English besma.]

besom

(ˈbiːzəm)
n
1. a broom, esp one made of a bundle of twigs tied to a handle
2. (Curling) curling a broom or brush used to sweep the ice in front of the stone to make it slide farther
vb (tr)
to sweep with a besom
[Old English besma; related to Old High German besmo broom]

besom

(ˈbɪzəm; ˈbizəm)
n
dialect Scot and Northern English a derogatory term for a woman
[perhaps from Old English bysen example; related to Old Norse bysn wonder]

be•som

(ˈbi zəm)

n.
a broom, esp. one of brush or twigs.
[before 1000; Middle English besem, Old English bes(e)ma, c. Old Frisian besma, Old Saxon besmo, Old High German besamo]

besom


Past participle: besomed
Gerund: besoming

Imperative
besom
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Present
I besom
you besom
he/she/it besoms
we besom
you besom
they besom
Preterite
I besomed
you besomed
he/she/it besomed
we besomed
you besomed
they besomed
Present Continuous
I am besoming
you are besoming
he/she/it is besoming
we are besoming
you are besoming
they are besoming
Present Perfect
I have besomed
you have besomed
he/she/it has besomed
we have besomed
you have besomed
they have besomed
Past Continuous
I was besoming
you were besoming
he/she/it was besoming
we were besoming
you were besoming
they were besoming
Past Perfect
I had besomed
you had besomed
he/she/it had besomed
we had besomed
you had besomed
they had besomed
Future
I will besom
you will besom
he/she/it will besom
we will besom
you will besom
they will besom
Future Perfect
I will have besomed
you will have besomed
he/she/it will have besomed
we will have besomed
you will have besomed
they will have besomed
Future Continuous
I will be besoming
you will be besoming
he/she/it will be besoming
we will be besoming
you will be besoming
they will be besoming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been besoming
you have been besoming
he/she/it has been besoming
we have been besoming
you have been besoming
they have been besoming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been besoming
you will have been besoming
he/she/it will have been besoming
we will have been besoming
you will have been besoming
they will have been besoming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been besoming
you had been besoming
he/she/it had been besoming
we had been besoming
you had been besoming
they had been besoming
Conditional
I would besom
you would besom
he/she/it would besom
we would besom
you would besom
they would besom
Past Conditional
I would have besomed
you would have besomed
he/she/it would have besomed
we would have besomed
you would have besomed
they would have besomed

besom

Also called a broomstick, this is a tool used by witches to help them fly. Modern witches use a besom to carry out ritual cleaning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.besom - a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handlebesom - a broom made of twigs tied together on a long handle
broom - a cleaning implement for sweeping; bundle of straws or twigs attached to a long handle
Translations

besom

[ˈbiːzəm] Nescoba f

besom

n
(Reisig)besen m
(pej inf: = woman) → Besen m (pej inf)

besom

[ˈbiːzəm] nramazza
References in classic literature ?
The besom of reform hath swept him out of office, and a worthier successor wears his dignity and pockets his emoluments.
He was provided with a stiff besom, such as is used by street sweepers, and it was his place to follow down the line the man who drew out the smoking entrails from the carcass of the steer; this mass was to be swept into a trap, which was then closed, so that no one might slip into it.
A scrawny buttermilk-faced young besom, allus askin' questions an' pokin' tha' nose where it wasna, wanted.
in that kingdom, and that much is expected from his skill and zeal in delineating those specimens of national antiquity, which are either mouldering under the slow touch of time, or swept away by modern taste, with the same besom of destruction which John Knox used at the Reformation.
My father turned up his sleeves and clutched the besom.
If ever my scorn hath scattered mouldered words to the winds, and if I have come like a besom to cross-spiders, and as a cleansing wind to old charnel- houses:
Back to The Besom he trudged, where his own identical black Lab was looking baleful, last orders were looming and bets were being laid thick and fast as to whether Gerald - highly-respected pillar of the community - would even notice he'd taken home the wrong animal.
TOMORROW n Join in with a series of health related activities at Sutton Park, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield including a pony's paradise walk, besom broom making and conservation tasks.
Join in with a series of heath related activities across the weekend, including a pony's paradise walk on Saturday, besom broom making and conservation tasks.
To get the lawn ready for spring, rake up any dead leaves and sweep any worm casts with besom.
27, 34); Ionides corrects her by explaining that she merely has to carry the sacred besom in processions (p.
It dawned on her that her 11-year-old son Bill had been playing with her mobile and the cheeky wee besom had recorded himself and made it the ringtone.