Beforehand to Begum
(Be*fore"hand`) adv. [Before + hand.]
1. In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; often followed by with.
Agricola . . . resolves to be beforehand with the danger.
The last cited author has been beforehand with me.
2. By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.
They may be taught beforehand the skill of speaking.
(Be*fore"hand`), a. In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
Rich and much beforehand.
(Be*fore"time`) adv. Formerly; aforetime.
[They] dwelt in their tents, as beforetime.
2 Kings xiii. 5.
(Be*for"tune) v. t. To befall. [Poetic]
I wish all good befortune you.
(Be*foul") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Befouled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Befouling.] [Cf. AS. beflan; pref. be-
+ flan to foul. See Foul, a.]
1. To make foul; to soil.
2. To entangle or run against so as to impede motion.
(Be*friend") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Befriended; p. pr. & vb. n. Befriending.] To act as a friend
to; to favor; to aid, benefit, or countenance.
By the darkness befriended.
(Be*friend"ment) n. Act of befriending. [R.]
(Be*frill") v. t. To furnish or deck with a frill.
(Be*fringe") v. t. To furnish with a fringe; to form a fringe upon; to adorn as with fringe. Fuller.
(Be*fud"dle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Befuddled ] To becloud and confuse, as with liquor.
(Beg) n. [Turk. beg, pronounced bay. Cf. Bey, Begum.] A title of honor in Turkey and in some
other parts of the East; a bey.
(Beg) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Begged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Begging.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian
(akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. Bid, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.]
1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate for; to beseech.
I do beg your good will in this case.
[Joseph] begged the body of Jesus.
Matt. xxvii. 58.
Sometimes implying deferential and respectful, rather than earnest, asking; as, I beg your pardon; I beg
leave to disagree with you.