Be*stead"(), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bestead or Bested, also (Obs.) Bestad. In sense 3 imp. also Besteaded.] [Pref. be- + stead a place.] 1. To put in a certain situation or condition; to circumstance; to place. [Only in p. p.]
They shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: . . . and curse their king and their God.Is. viii. 21.
Many far worse bestead than ourselves.Barrow.
2. To put in peril; to beset. [Only in p. p.]
3. To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail.
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