(Be*pinch") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bepinched ] To pinch, or mark with pinches. Chapman.
(Be*plas"ter) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beplastered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Beplastering.] To plaster
over; to cover or smear thickly; to bedaub.
Beplastered with rouge.
(Be*plumed") a. Decked with feathers.
(Be*pom"mel) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bepommeled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bepommeling.] To
pommel; to beat, as with a stick; figuratively, to assail or criticise in conversation, or in writing. Thackeray.
(Be*pow"der) v. t. To sprinkle or cover with powder; to powder.
(Be*praise") v. t. To praise greatly or extravagantly. Goldsmith.
(Be*prose") v. t. To reduce to prose. [R.] "To beprose all rhyme." Mallet.
(Be*puffed") a. Puffed; praised. Carlyle.
(Be*pur"ple) v. t. To tinge or dye with a purple color.
(Be*queath") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bequeathed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bequeathing.] [OE. biquethen,
AS. becweðan to say, affirm, bequeath; pref. be- + cweðan to say, speak. See Quoth.]
1. To give or leave by will; to give by testament; said especially of personal property.
My heritage, which my dead father did bequeath to me.
2. To hand down; to transmit.
To bequeath posterity somewhat to remember it.
3. To give; to offer; to commit. [Obs.]
To whom, with all submission, on my knee
I do bequeath my faithful services
And true subjection everlastingly.
Syn. To Bequeath, Devise. Both these words denote the giving or disposing of property by will.
Devise, in legal usage, is property used to denote a gift by will of real property, and he to whom it is
given is called the devisee. Bequeath is properly applied to a gift by will or legacy; i. e., of personal
property; the gift is called a legacy, and he who receives it is called a legatee. In popular usage the
word bequeath is sometimes enlarged so as to embrace devise; and it is sometimes so construed by
(Be*queath"a*ble) a. Capable of being bequeathed.
(Be*queath"al) n. The act of bequeathing; bequeathment; bequest. Fuller.
(Be*queath"ment) n. The act of bequeathing, or the state of being bequeathed; a bequest.
(Be*quest") n. [OE. biquest, corrupted fr. bequide; pref. be- + AS. cwide a saying, becweðan
to bequeath. The ending -est is probably due to confusion with quest. See Bequeath, Quest.]
1. The act of bequeathing or leaving by will; as, a bequest of property by A. to B.
2. That which is left by will, esp. personal property; a legacy; also, a gift.