Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Bevile noun [ See Bevel .] (Her.) A chief broken or opening like a carpenter's bevel. Encyc. Brit.

Beviled, Bevilled adjective (Her.) Notched with an angle like that inclosed by a carpenter's bevel; -- said of a partition line of a shield.

Bevy noun ; plural Bevies [ Perhaps orig. a drinking company, from Old French bevée (cf. Italian beva ) a drink, beverage; then, perhaps , a company in general, esp. of ladies; and last applied by sportsmen to larks, quails, etc. See Beverage .]
1. A company; an assembly or collection of persons, especially of ladies.

What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here !
Beau. & Fl.

2. A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.

Bewail transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewailed ; present participle & verbal noun Bewailing .] To express deep sorrow for, as by wailing; to lament; to wail over.

Hath widowed and unchilded many a one,
Which to this hour bewail the injury.
Shak.

Syn. -- To bemoan; grieve. -- See Deplore .

Bewail intransitive verb To express grief; to lament. Shak.

Bewailable adjective Such as may, or ought to, be bewailed; lamentable.

Bewailer noun One who bewails or laments.

Bewailing adjective Wailing over; lamenting. -- Be*wail"ing*ly , adverb

Bewailment noun The act of bewailing.

Bewake transitive verb & i. To keep watch over; to keep awake. [ Obsolete] Gower.

Beware intransitive verb [ Be , imperative of verb to be + ware . See Ware , Wary .]
1. To be on one's guard; to be cautious; to take care; -- commonly followed by of or lest before the thing that is to be avoided.

Beware of all, but most beware of man !
Pope.

Beware the awful avalanche.
Longfellow.

2. To have a special regard; to heed. [ Obsolete]

Behold, I send an Angel before thee. . . . Beware of him, and obey his voice.
Ex. xxiii. 20, 21.

» This word is a compound from be and the Old English ware , now wary , which is an adjective. " Be ye war of false prophetis." Wyclif, Matt. vii. 15. It is used commonly in the imperative and infinitive modes, and with such auxiliaries ( shall , should , must , etc.) as go with the infinitive.

Beware (be*wâr") transitive verb To avoid; to take care of; to have a care for. [ Obsolete] "Priest, beware your beard." Shak.

To wish them beware the son.
Milton.

Bewash transitive verb To drench or souse with water. "Let the maids bewash the men." Herrick.

Beweep transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewept ; present participle & verbal noun Beweeping .] [ Anglo-Saxon bew...pan ; prefix be- + weep .] To weep over; to deplore; to bedew with tears. "His timeless death beweeping ." Drayton.

Beweep intransitive verb To weep. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Bewet transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewet , Bewetted .] To wet or moisten. Gay.

Bewhore transitive verb
1. To corrupt with regard to chastity; to make a whore of. J. Fletcher.

2. To pronounce or characterize as a whore. Shak.

Bewig transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewigged ] To cover (the head) with a wig. Hawthorne.

Bewilder transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewildered ; present participle & verbal noun Bewildering .] [ Prefix be- + wilder .] To lead into perplexity or confusion, as for want of a plain path; to perplex with mazes; or in general, to perplex or confuse greatly.

Lost and bewildered in the fruitless search.
Addison.

Syn. -- To perplex; puzzle; entangle; confuse; confound; mystify; embarrass; lead astray.

Bewildered adjective Greatly perplexed; as, a bewildered mind.

Bewilderedness noun The state of being bewildered; bewilderment. [ R.]

Bewildering adjective Causing bewilderment or great perplexity; as, bewildering difficulties. -- Be*wil"der*ing*ly , adverb

Bewilderment noun
1. The state of being bewildered.

2. A bewildering tangle or confusion.

He . . . soon lost all traces of it amid bewilderment of tree trunks and underbrush.
Hawthorne.

Bewinter transitive verb To make wintry. [ Obsolete]

Bewit noun [ Confer Old French buie bond, chain, from Latin boja neck collar, fetter. Confer Buoy .] A double slip of leather by which bells are fastened to a hawk's legs.

Bewitch transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewitched ; present participle & verbal noun Bewitching .]
1. To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect (esp. to injure) by witchcraft or sorcery.

See how I am bewitched ; behold, mine arm
Is like a blasted sapling withered up.
Shak.

2. To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.

The charms of poetry our souls bewitch .
Dryden.

Syn. -- To enchant; captivate; charm; entrance.

Bewitchedness noun The state of being bewitched. Gauden.

Bewitcher noun One who bewitches.

Bewitchery noun The power of bewitching or fascinating; bewitchment; charm; fascination.

There is a certain bewitchery or fascination in words.
South.

Bewitching adjective Having power to bewitch or fascinate; enchanting; captivating; charming. -- Be*witch"ing*ly , adverb -- Be*witch"ing*ness, noun

Bewitchment noun
1. The act of bewitching, or the state of being bewitched. Tylor.

2. The power of bewitching or charming. Shak.

Bewonder transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewondered ]
1. To fill with wonder. [ Obsolete]

2. To wonder at; to admire. [ Obsolete]

Bewrap transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewrapped ] To wrap up; to cover. Fairfax.

Bewray (be*rā") transitive verb To soil. See Beray .

Bewray transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Bewrayed (-rād"); present participle & verbal noun Bewraying .] [ Middle English bewraien , biwreyen ; prefix be- + Anglo-Saxon wrēgan to accuse, betray; akin to Old Saxon wrōgian , Old High German ruogēn , German rügen , Icelandic rægja , Goth. wrōhjan to accuse.] To expose; to reveal; to disclose; to betray. [ Obsolete or Archaic]

The murder being once done, he is in less fear, and in more hope that the deed shall not be bewrayed or known.
Robynson (More's Utopia. )

Thy speech bewrayeth thee.
Matt. xxvi. 73.

Bewrayer (-ẽr) noun One who, or that which, bewrays; a revealer. [ Obsolete or Archaic] Addison.

Bewrayment (-m e nt) noun Betrayal. [ R.]

Bewreck transitive verb To wreck. [ Obsolete]

Bewreke transitive verb [ Prefix be- + wreak .] To wreak; to avenge. [ Obsolete] Ld. Berners.

Bewrought adjective [ Prefix be- + wrought , past participle of work , transitive verb ] Embroidered. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Bey (bā) noun [ See Beg a bey.] A governor of a province or district in the Turkish dominions; also, in some places, a prince or nobleman; a beg; as, the bey of Tunis.

Beylic noun [ Turk.] The territory ruled by a bey.

Beyond preposition [ Middle English biyonde , biʒeonde , Anglo-Saxon begeondan , preposition and adverb ; prefix be- + geond yond, yonder. See Yon , Yonder .]
1. On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.

Beyond that flaming hill.
G. Fletcher.

2. At a place or time not yet reached; before.

A thing beyond us, even before our death.
Pope.

3. Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength.

4. In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind. " Beyond expectation." Barrow.

Beyond any of the great men of my country.
Sir P. Sidney.

Beyond sea . (Law) See under Sea . -- To go beyond , to exceed in ingenuity, in research, or in anything else; hence, in a bed sense, to deceive or circumvent.

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter.
1 Thess. iv. 6.

Beyond adverb Further away; at a distance; yonder.

Lo, where beyond he lyeth languishing.
Spenser.

Bez-antler noun [ Latin bis twice (OF. bes ) + English antler .] The second branch of a stag's horn.

Bezant noun [ See Byzant .]
1. A gold coin of Byzantium or Constantinople, varying in weight and value, usually (those current in England) between a sovereign and a half sovereign. There were also white or silver bezants. [ Written also besant , byzant , etc.]

2. (Her.) A circle in or , i. e., gold, representing the gold coin called bezant . Burke.

3. A decoration of a flat surface, as of a band or belt, representing circular disks lapping one upon another.

Bezel (bĕz"ĕl) noun [ From an old form of French biseau sloping edge, probably from Latin bis double. See Bi- .] The rim which encompasses and fastens a jewel or other object, as the crystal of a watch, in the cavity in which it is set.

Bézique (ba*zēk") noun [ French bésigue .] A game at cards in which various combinations of cards in the hand, when declared, score points.

Bezoar noun [ French bézoard , from Arabic bāzahr , bādizahr , from Persian pād- zahr bezoar; pād protecting + zahr poison; confer Portuguese & Spanish bezoar .] A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the gazelle, and the Peruvian llama) formerly regarded as an unfailing antidote for poison, and a certain remedy for eruptive, pestilential, or putrid diseases. Hence: Any antidote or panacea.

» Two kinds were particularly esteemed, the Bezoar orientale of India, and the Bezoar occidentale of Peru.

Bezoar antelope . See Antelope . -- Bezoar goat (Zoology) , the wild goat ( Capra ægagrus ). -- Bezoar mineral , an old preparation of oxide of antimony. Ure.

Bezoardic adjective [ Confer French bézoardique , bézoartique .] Pertaining to, or compounded with, bezoar. -- noun A medicine containing bezoar.