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be·stead

 (bĭ-stĕd′)
adj. Archaic
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).]

bestead

(bɪˈstɛd)
vb (tr)
to serve; assist

be•stead1

(bɪˈstɛd)

v.t. -stead•ed, -stead•ed -stead, -stead•ing.
Archaic. to help; assist.
[1575–85; be- + stead]

be•stead2

(bɪˈstɛd)

adj.
Archaic. placed; situated.
[1300–50; Middle English bisted, bistad=bi be- + sted, stad placed; see stead]

bestead


Past participle: bestead
Gerund: besteading

Imperative
bestead
bestead
Present
I bestead
you bestead
he/she/it besteads
we bestead
you bestead
they bestead
Preterite
I besteaded
you besteaded
he/she/it besteaded
we besteaded
you besteaded
they besteaded
Present Continuous
I am besteading
you are besteading
he/she/it is besteading
we are besteading
you are besteading
they are besteading
Present Perfect
I have bestead
you have bestead
he/she/it has bestead
we have bestead
you have bestead
they have bestead
Past Continuous
I was besteading
you were besteading
he/she/it was besteading
we were besteading
you were besteading
they were besteading
Past Perfect
I had bestead
you had bestead
he/she/it had bestead
we had bestead
you had bestead
they had bestead
Future
I will bestead
you will bestead
he/she/it will bestead
we will bestead
you will bestead
they will bestead
Future Perfect
I will have bestead
you will have bestead
he/she/it will have bestead
we will have bestead
you will have bestead
they will have bestead
Future Continuous
I will be besteading
you will be besteading
he/she/it will be besteading
we will be besteading
you will be besteading
they will be besteading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been besteading
you have been besteading
he/she/it has been besteading
we have been besteading
you have been besteading
they have been besteading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been besteading
you will have been besteading
he/she/it will have been besteading
we will have been besteading
you will have been besteading
they will have been besteading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been besteading
you had been besteading
he/she/it had been besteading
we had been besteading
you had been besteading
they had been besteading
Conditional
I would bestead
you would bestead
he/she/it would bestead
we would bestead
you would bestead
they would bestead
Past Conditional
I would have bestead
you would have bestead
he/she/it would have bestead
we would have bestead
you would have bestead
they would have bestead
References in classic literature ?
CHORUS An honest man, my liege, one sore bestead By fortune, and so worthy our support.
a vision rare Tells me that soon again I shall behold the twain Maidens so ill bestead, By their kin buffeted.
At once this knight seemed to throw aside his apathy, when he discovered the leader of his party so hard bestead; for, setting spurs to his horse, which was quite fresh, he came to his assistance like a thunderbolt, exclaiming, in a voice like a trumpet-call, ``Desdichado, to the rescue!'' It was high time; for, while the Disinherited Knight was pressing upon the Templar, Front-de-B uf had got nigh to him with his uplifted sword; but ere the blow could descend, the Sable Knight dealt a stroke on his head, which, glancing from the polished helmet, lighted with violence scarcely abated on the chamfron of the steed, and Front-de-B uf rolled on the ground, both horse and man equally stunned by the fury of the blow.