Beath to Becomed
(Beath) v. t. [AS. beðian to foment.] To bathe; also, to dry or heat, as unseasoned wood. [Obs.]
(Be`a*tif"ic Be`a*tif"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. béatifique, L. beatificus. See Beatify.] Having the power to
impart or complete blissful enjoyment; blissful. "The beatific vision." South. Be`a*tif"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Be`a*tif"i*cate) v. t. To beatify. [Obs.] Fuller.
(Be*at`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. béatification.] The act of beatifying, or the state of being
beatified; esp., in the R. C. Church, the act or process of ascertaining and declaring that a deceased
person is one of "the blessed," or has attained the second degree of sanctity, usually a stage in the
process of canonization. "The beatification of his spirit." Jer. Taylor.
(Be*at"i*fy) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beatified (-fid); p. pr. & vb. n. Beatifying.] [L. beatificare;
beatus happy (fr. beare to bless, akin to bonus good) + facere to make: cf. F. béatifier. See Bounty.]
1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or as conferring happiness.
The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.
2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment. "Beatified spirits." Dryden.
3. (R. C. Ch.) To ascertain and declare, by a public process and decree, that a deceased person is
one of "the blessed," and is to be reverenced as such, though not canonized.
1. The act of striking or giving blows; punishment or chastisement by blows.
2. Pulsation; throbbing; as, the beating of the heart.
3. (Acoustics & Mus.) Pulsative sounds. See Beat, n.
4. (Naut.) The process of sailing against the wind by tacks in zigzag direction.
(Be*at"i*tude) n. [L. beatitudo: cf. F. béatitude. See Beatify.]
1. Felicity of the highest kind; consummate bliss.
2. Any one of the nine declarations (called the Beatitudes), made in the Sermon on the Mount with
regard to the blessedness of those who are distinguished by certain specified virtues.
3. (R. C. Ch.) Beatification. Milman.
Syn. Blessedness; felicity; happiness.
(Beau) n.; pl. F. Beaux E. Beaus [F., a fop, fr. beau fine, beautiful, fr. L. bellus pretty, fine, for
bonulus, dim. of bonus good. See Bounty, and cf. Belle, Beauty.]
1. A man who takes great care to dress in the latest fashion; a dandy.
2. A man who escorts, or pays attentions to, a lady; an escort; a lover.
(Beau"catch`er) n. A small flat curl worn on the temple by women. [Humorous]