Begun to Belaud
(Be*gun") p. p. of Begin.
(Be*half") n. [OE. on-behalve in the name of, bihalven by the side of, fr. AS. healf half, also
side, part: akin to G. halb half, halber on account of. See Be-, and Half, n.] Advantage; favor; stead; benefit; interest; profit; support; defense; vindication.
In behalf of his mistress's beauty.
Sir P. Sidney.
Against whom he had contracted some prejudice in behalf of his nation. In behalf of, in the interest of. On behalf of, on account of; on the part of.
(Be*hap"pen) v. t. To happen to. [Obs.]
(Be*have") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Behaved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Behaving.] [AS. behabban to surround,
restrain, detain (akin to G. gehaben (obs.) to have, sich gehaben to behave or carry one's self); pref.
be- + habban to have. See Have, v. t. ]
1. To manage or govern in point of behavior; to discipline; to handle; to restrain. [Obs.]
He did behave his anger ere 't was spent.
2. To carry; to conduct; to comport; to manage; to bear; used reflexively.
Those that behaved themselves manfully.
2 Macc. ii. 21.
(Be*have"), v. i. To act; to conduct; to bear or carry one's self; as, to behave well or ill.
This verb is often used colloquially without an adverb of manner; as, if he does not behave, he will be
punished. It is also often applied to inanimate objects; as, the ship behaved splendidly.
(Be*hav"ior) n. Manner of behaving, whether good or bad; mode of conducting one's self; conduct; deportment; carriage;
used also of inanimate objects; as, the behavior of a ship in a storm; the behavior of the magnetic needle.
A gentleman that is very singular in his behavior. To be upon one's good behavior, To be put upon one's good behavior, to be in a state of trial, in
which something important depends on propriety of conduct. During good behavior, while (or so
long as) one conducts one's self with integrity and fidelity or with propriety.
Syn. Bearing; demeanor; manner. Behavior, Conduct. Behavior is the mode in which we have
or bear ourselves in the presence of others or toward them; conduct is the mode of our carrying ourselves
forward in the concerns of life. Behavior respects our manner of acting in particular cases; conduct
refers to the general tenor of our actions. We may say of soldiers, that their conduct had been praiseworthy
during the whole campaign, and their behavior admirable in every instance when they met the enemy.
(Be*head") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beheaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Beheading.] [OE. bihefden, AS.
beheáfdian; pref. be- + heáfod head. See Head.] To sever the head from; to take off the head of.
(Be*head"al) n. Beheading. [Modern]
(Be*held") imp. & p. p. of Behold.
(Be"he*moth) n. [Heb. behemoth, fr. Egyptian P-ehe-maut hippopotamus.] An animal,
probably the hippopotamus, described in Job xl. 15- 24.
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