Belove Be·love" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Beloved ] [ Middle English bilufien . See prefix Be- , and Love , transitive verb ] To love. [ Obsolete] Wodroephe.
Beloved Be·loved" past participle & adjective Greatly loved; dear to the heart.
Antony, so well beloved of Cæsar.
This is my beloved Son.
Matt. iii. 17.
Beloved Be·lov"ed noun One greatly loved.
My beloved is mine, and I am his.
Cant. ii. 16.
Below Be·low" preposition
[ 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 Be·low" 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 Be·lowt" transitive verb To treat as a lout; to talk abusively to. [ Obsolete] Camden.
Belsire Bel"sire` noun [ Prefix bel- + sire . Confer Beldam .] A grandfather, or ancestor. "His great belsir e Brute." [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Belswagger Bel"swag`ger 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 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.
Beltane Bel"tane noun
[ 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 Belt"ed 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 .
Beltein, Beltin Bel"tein, Bel"tin noun See Beltane .
Belting Belt"ing noun The material of which belts for machinery are made; also, belts, taken collectively.
Beluga Be·lu"ga (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.
Belute Be·lute" (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 Bel`ve·dere" 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 Bel"ze·buth noun [ From Beelzebub .] (Zoology) A spider monkey ( Ateles belzebuth ) of Brazil.
Bema Be"ma 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 Be·mad" transitive verb To make mad. [ Obsolete] Fuller.
Bemangle Be·man"gle transitive verb To mangle; to tear asunder. [ R.] Beaumont.
Bemask Be·mask" transitive verb To mask; to conceal.
Bemaster Be·mas"ter transitive verb To master thoroughly.
Bemaul Be·maul" transitive verb To maul or beat severely; to bruise. "In order to bemaul Yorick." Sterne.
Bemaze Be·maze transitive verb
[ Middle English bimasen
; prefix be-
to maze.] To bewilder.
Intellects bemazed in endless doubt.
Bemean Be·mean" transitive verb To make mean; to lower. C. Reade.
Bemeet Be·meet" transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Bemet
; present participle & verbal noun Bemeeting
.] To meet.
Our very loving sister, well bemet .
Bemete Be·mete" transitive verb To mete. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Bemingle Be·min"gle transitive verb To mingle; to mix.
Bemire Be·mire" 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 Be·mist" transitive verb To envelop in mist. [ Obsolete]
Bemoan Be·moan" 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 Be·moan"er noun One who bemoans.
Bemock Be·mock" transitive verb To mock; to ridicule.
Bemock the modest moon.
Bemoil Be·moil" 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 Be"mol (bē"mŏl) noun [ French bémol , from bé ♭ + mol soft.] (Mus.) The sign ♭; the same as B flat. [ Obsolete]
Bemonster Be·mon"ster transitive verb To make monstrous or like a monster. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Bemourn Be·mourn" transitive verb To mourn over. Wyclif.
Bemuddle Be·mud"dle transitive verb To muddle; to stupefy or bewilder; to confuse.
Bemuffle Be·muf"fle transitive verb To cover as with a muffler; to wrap up.
Bemuffled with the externals of religion.
Bemuse Be·muse" transitive verb To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor.
A parson much bemused in beer.
Ben 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.]
Ben Ben noun [ See Ben , adverb ] The inner or principal room in a hut or house of two rooms; -- opposed to but , the outer apartment. [ Scot.]
Ben Ben An old form of the pl. indic. pr. of Be . [ Obsolete]
Ben, Ben nut 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 Be·name" transitive verb [ past participle Benamed , Benempt .] To promise; to name. [ Obsolete]
Bench Bench noun
; plural Benches
[ Middle English bench
, Anglo-Saxon benc
; akin to Swedish bänk
, Dan bænk
, Icelandic bekkr
, Old Saxon , D., & German bank
. Confer Bank
.] 1. A long seat, differing from a stool in its greater length.
Mossy benches supplied the place of chairs. 2. A long table at which mechanics and other work; as, a carpenter's bench . 3. The seat where judges sit in court.
Sir W. Scott.
To pluck down justice from your awful bench . 4. The persons who sit as judges; the court; as, the opinion of the full bench . See King's Bench . 5. A collection or group of dogs exhibited to the public; -- so named because the animals are usually placed on benches or raised platforms. 6. A conformation like a bench; a long stretch of flat ground, or a kind of natural terrace, near a lake or river. Bench mark (Leveling)
, one of a number of marks along a line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show where leveling staffs were placed.
-- Bench of bishops
, the whole body of English prelates assembled in council.
-- Bench plane
, any plane used by carpenters and joiners for working a flat surface, as jack planes, long planes.
-- Bench show
, an exhibition of dogs.
-- Bench table (Architecture)
, a projecting course at the base of a building, or round a pillar, sufficient to form a seat.
Bench Bench transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Benched
; present participle & verbal noun Benching
.] 1. To furnish with benches.
'T was benched with turf.
Stately theaters benched crescentwise. 2. To place on a bench or seat of honor.
Whom I . . . have benched and reared to worship.
Bench Bench intransitive verb To sit on a seat of justice. [ R.] Shak.
Bench mark Bench mark (Leveling) Any permanent mark to which other levels may be referred. Specif. : A horizontal mark at the water's edge with reference to which the height of tides and floods may be measured.
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