Bestrode to Better
(Be*strode") imp. & p. p. of Bestride.
(Be*strown") p. p. of Bestrew.
(Be*stuck") imp. & p. p. Bestick.
(Be*stud") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bestudded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bestudding.] To set or adorn, as
with studs or bosses; to set thickly; to stud; as, to bestud with stars. Milton.
(Be*swike"), v. t. [AS. beswican; be- + swican to deceive, entice; akin to OS. swikan, OHG.
swihhan, Icel. svikja.] To lure; to cheat. [Obs.] Gower.
(Bet) n. [Prob. from OE. abet abetting, OF. abet, fr. abeter to excite, incite. See Abet.] That
which is laid, staked, or pledged, as between two parties, upon the event of a contest or any contingent
issue; the act of giving such a pledge; a wager. "Having made his bets." Goldsmith.
(Bet), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bet, Betted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Betting.] To stake or pledge upon the
event of a contingent issue; to wager.
John a Gaunt loved him well, and betted much money on his head.
I'll bet you two to one I'll make him do it.
O. W. Holmes.
(Bet), imp. & p. p. of Beat. [Obs.]
To go bet, to go fast; to hurry. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bet), a. & adv. An early form of Better. [Obs.]
(Be"ta*ine) n. [From beta, generic name of the beet.] (Chem.) A nitrogenous base, C5H11NO2,
produced artificially, and also occurring naturally in beet-root molasses and its residues, from which it
is extracted as a white crystalline substance; called also lycine and oxyneurine. It has a sweetish
(Be*take") v. t. [imp. Betook ; p. p. Betaken ; p. pr. & vb. n. Betaking.] [Pref. be- +
1. To take or seize. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. To have recourse to; to apply; to resort; to go; with a reflexive pronoun.
They betook themselves to treaty and submission.
The rest, in imitation, to like arms
Whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
3. To commend or intrust to; to commit to. [Obs.]
(Be*taught") a. [p. p. of OE. bitechen, AS. betcan, to assign, deliver. See Teach.] Delivered; committed
in trust. [Obs.]
(Bete) v. t. To better; to mend. See Beete. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Be*tee"la) n. [Pg. beatilha.] An East India muslin, formerly used for cravats, veils, etc. [Obs.]