(Be*quest"), v. t. To bequeath, or leave as a legacy. [Obs.] "All I have to bequest." Gascoigne.
(Be*queth"en) old p. p. of Bequeath. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Be*quote") v. t. To quote constantly or with great frequency.
(Be*rain) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Berained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Beraining.] To rain upon; to wet with
rain. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Be*rate") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Berated; p. pr. & vb. n. Berating.] To rate or chide vehemently; to
scold. Holland. Motley.
(Be*rat"tle) v. t. To make rattle; to scold vociferously; to cry down. [Obs.] Shak.
(Be*ray") v. t. [Pref. be + ray to defile] To make foul; to soil; to defile. [Obs.] Milton.
(||Berbe) n. [Cf. Berber, Barb a Barbary horse.] (Zoöl.) An African genet (Genetta pardina). See
(Ber"ber) n. [See Barbary.] A member of a race somewhat resembling the Arabs, but often
classed as Hamitic, who were formerly the inhabitants of the whole of North Africa from the Mediterranean
southward into the Sahara, and who still occupy a large part of that region; called also Kabyles. Also,
the language spoken by this people.
(Ber"ber*ine) n. (Chem.) An alkaloid obtained, as a bitter, yellow substance, from the root
of the barberry, gold thread, and other plants.
(Ber"ber*ry) n. See Barberry.
(Ber"dash) n. A kind of neckcloth. [Obs.]
A treatise against the cravat and berdash.
(Bere) v. t. [Cf. OIcel. berja to strike.] To pierce. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bere), n. See Bear, barley. [Scot.]
(Be*reave") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bereaved Bereft (be*reft"); p. pr. & vb. n. Bereaving.] [OE.
bireven, AS. bereáfian. See Be-, and Reave.]
1. To make destitute; to deprive; to strip; with of before the person or thing taken away.
Madam, you have bereft me of all words.
Bereft of him who taught me how to sing.
2. To take away from. [Obs.]
All your interest in those territories
Is utterly bereft you; all is lost.
3. To take away. [Obs.]
Shall move you to bereave my life.
The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved
or bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and strength.