Having been placed; located.
[Middle English bistad, placed : bi-, be- + -stad (ultimately from Old Norse staddr, placed, past participle of stedhja, to stop, from stadhr, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots).]
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to serve; assist
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v.t. -stead•ed, -stead•ed -stead, -stead•ing.
Archaic. to help; assist.
Archaic. placed; situated.
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Past participle: bestead
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