Bestead Definition

bĭ-stĕd
besteaded, besteading
adjective
Having been placed; located.
American Heritage
Situated; placed.
Webster's New World

(archaic) Placed (in a given situation); beset.

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verb
To help; avail.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
Wiktionary

To take the place of; replace.

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Origin of Bestead

  • Middle English bistad placed bi- be- -stad (ultimately from Old Norse staddr placed) (past participle of stedhja to stop) (from stadhr place stā- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From be- + Old Norse staddr (“placed”), later assimilated to Etymology 1, above.

    From Wiktionary

  • From be- +‎ stead (“to support, help”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From be- +‎ stead (“place”).

    From Wiktionary

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