Webster's Dictionary, 1913
[ Commonly in the pl
.] 1. That which belongs to one; that which pertains to one; hence, goods or effects.
"Thyself and thy belongings
." Shak. 2. That which is connected with a principal or greater thing; an appendage; an appurtenance. 3. Family; relations; household.
Few persons of her ladyship's belongings stopped, before they did her bidding, to ask her reasons.
Belonite noun [ Greek ... a needle.] (Min.) Minute acicular or dendritic crystalline forms sometimes observed in glassy volcanic rocks.
Belooche Beloochee adjective Of or pertaining to Beloochistan, or to its inhabitants. -- noun A native or an inhabitant of Beloochistan.
Belord transitive verb
1. To act the lord over. 2. To address by the title of "lord".
Belove transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Beloved
] [ Middle English bilufien
. See prefix Be-
, and Love
, transitive verb
] To love.
[ Obsolete] Wodroephe.
Beloved past participle & adjective Greatly loved; dear to the heart.
Antony, so well beloved of Cæsar.
This is my beloved Son.
Matt. iii. 17.
Beloved noun One greatly loved.
My beloved is mine, and I am his.
Cant. ii. 16.
[ Prefix be-
by + low
.] 1. Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee. Shak. 2. Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality.
"One degree below
kings." Addison. 3. Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath.
They beheld, with a just loathing and disdain, . . . how below all history the persons and their actions were.
Who thinks no fact below his regard. Syn.
-- Underneath; under; beneath.
Below adverb 1. In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath.
Lord Marmion waits below . 2. On the earth, as opposed to the heavens.
Sir W. Scott.
The fairest child of Jove below . 3. In hell, or the regions of the dead.
What business brought him to the realms below . 4. In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the trial below . Wheaton. 5. In some part or page following.
Belowt transitive verb To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to. [ Obsolete] Camden.
[ Prefix bel-
. Confer Beldam
.] A grandfather, or ancestor.
"His great belsir
e Brute." [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Belswagger noun [ Contr. from bellyswagger .] A lewd man; also, a bully. [ Obsolete] Dryden.
[ Anglo-Saxon belt
; akin to Icelandic belti
, Swedish bälte
, Danish bælte
, Old High German balz
, Latin balteus
, Ir. & Gael. balt
border, belt.] 1. That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt ; a sword belt .
The shining belt with gold inlaid. 2. That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
He cannot buckle his distempered cause 3. Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand. 4. (Architecture) Same as Band , noun , 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt . 5. (Astron.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds. 6. (Geology) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt , leading to the Baltic Sea. 7. (Her.) A token or badge of knightly rank. 8. (Mech.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
Within the belt of rule.
[ See Illust.
.] 9. (Nat. Hist.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges. Belt lacing
, thongs used for lacing together the ends of machine belting.
Belt transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Belted
; present participle & verbal noun Belting
.] To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
A coarse black robe belted round the waist.
They belt him round with hearts undaunted. 2. To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.
[ Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
[ Gael. bealltainn
.] 1. The first day of May (Old Style).
The quarter-days anciently in Scotland were Hallowmas, Candlemas, Beltane , and Lammas. 2. A festival of the heathen Celts on the first day of May, in the observance of which great bonfires were kindled. It still exists in a modified form in some parts of Scotland and Ireland.
New English Dict.
Belted adjective 1. Encircled by, or secured with, a belt; as, a belted plaid; girt with a belt, as an honorary distinction; as, a belted knight; a belted earl. 2. Marked with a band or circle; as, a belted stalk. 3. Worn in, or suspended from, the belt.
Three men with belted brands. Belted cattle
Sir W. Scott.
, cattle originally from Dutch stock, having a broad band of white round the middle, while the rest of the body is black; -- called also blanketed cattle .
Belting noun The material of which belts for machinery are made; also, belts, taken collectively.
Beluga (be*lū"gȧ) noun [ Russian bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, from bieluii white.] (Zoology) A cetacean allied to the dolphins. » The northern beluga ( Delphinapterus catodon ) is the white whale and white fish of the whalers. It grows to be from twelve to eighteen feet long.
(be*lūt") transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Beluted
; present participle & verbal noun Beluting
.] [ Prefix be-
+ Latin lutum
mud.] To bespatter, as with mud.
[ R.] Sterne.
Belvedere noun [ Italian , from bello , bel , beautiful + vedere to see.] (Architecture) A small building, or a part of a building, more or less open, constructed in a place commanding a fine prospect.
Belzebuth noun [ From Beelzebub .] (Zoology) A spider monkey ( Ateles belzebuth ) of Brazil.
Bema noun [ Greek ... step, platform.]
1. (Gr. Antiq.) A platform from which speakers addressed an assembly. Mitford. 2. (Architecture) (a) That part of an early Christian church which was reserved for the higher clergy; the inner or eastern part of the chancel. (b) Erroneously: A pulpit.
Bemad transitive verb To make mad. [ Obsolete] Fuller.
Bemangle transitive verb To mangle; to tear asunder. [ R.] Beaumont.
Bemask transitive verb To mask; to conceal.
Bemaster transitive verb To master thoroughly.
Bemaul transitive verb To maul or beat severely; to bruise. "In order to bemaul Yorick." Sterne.
Bemaze transitive verb
[ Middle English bimasen
; prefix be-
to maze.] To bewilder.
Intellects bemazed in endless doubt.
Bemean transitive verb To make mean; to lower. C. Reade.
Bemeet transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Bemet
; present participle & verbal noun Bemeeting
.] To meet.
Our very loving sister, well bemet .
Bemete transitive verb To mete. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Bemingle transitive verb To mingle; to mix.
Bemire transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Bemired
; present participle & verbal noun Bemiring
.] To drag through, encumber with, or fix in, the mire; to soil by passing through mud or dirt.
Bemired and benighted in the dog.
Bemist transitive verb To envelop in mist. [ Obsolete]
Bemoan transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Bemoaned
; present participle & verbal noun Bemoaning
.] [ Middle English bimenen
, Anglo-Saxon bem...nan
; prefix be-
to moan. See Moan
.] To express deep grief for by moaning; to express sorrow for; to lament; to bewail; to pity or sympathize with.
Implores their pity, and his pain bemoans . Syn.
-- See Deplore
Bemoaner noun One who bemoans.
Bemock transitive verb To mock; to ridicule.
Bemock the modest moon.
Bemoil transitive verb [ Prefix be- + moil , from French mouiller to wet; but confer also Middle English bimolen to soil, from Anglo-Saxon māl spot: confer English mole .] To soil or encumber with mire and dirt. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Bemol (bē"mŏl) noun [ French bémol , from bé ♭ + mol soft.] (Mus.) The sign ♭; the same as B flat. [ Obsolete]
Bemonster transitive verb To make monstrous or like a monster. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Bemourn transitive verb To mourn over. Wyclif.
Bemuddle transitive verb To muddle; to stupefy or bewilder; to confuse.
Bemuffle transitive verb To cover as with a muffler; to wrap up.
Bemuffled with the externals of religion.
Bemuse transitive verb To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.
A parson much bemused in beer.
Ben adverb & preposition [ Anglo-Saxon binnan ; prefix be- by + innan within, in in.] Within; in; in or into the interior; toward the inner apartment. [ Scot.]
[ See Ben
] The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but , the outer apartment.
Ben An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be .
Ben, Ben nut
[ Arabic bān
, name of the tree.] (Botany) The seed of one or more species of moringa; as, oil of ben . See Moringa .
Bename transitive verb
[ past participle Benamed
.] To promise; to name.