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Webster 1913 Edition


Bestir

Be-stir′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Bestirred
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Bestirring
.]
To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor; – usually with the reciprocal pronoun.
You have so
bestirred
your valor.
Shakespeare
Rouse and
bestir
themselves ere well awake.
Milton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bestir

BESTIR'

,
Verb.
T.
bestur' [be and stir.] To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor; usually with the reciprocal pronoun; as, rise and bestir yourselves.

Definition 2022


bestir

bestir

English

Verb

bestir (third-person singular simple present bestirs, present participle bestirring, simple past and past participle bestirred)

  1. (transitive) To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor.
  2. (intransitive) To become active; to rouse oneself.
    • 1872, James De Mille, The Cryptogram, HTML edition, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      The old man and his wife bestirred themselves to make every thing ready for the unexpected guests, ...
    • 1912, Zane Grey, Riders of the Purple Sage, Chapter 9
      When he had bestirred himself, [] it was clear daylight, though the sun had not tipped the yellow wall in the east.

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Faroese

Adjective

bestir

  1. (in the plural) best, superlative of góður and væl

Declension

bestur a5
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) bestur best best
Accusative (hvønnfall) bestan besta
Dative (hvørjumfall) bestum bestari bestum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (bests) (bestar/
bestrar)
(bests)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) bestir bestar best
Accusative (hvønnfall) bestar
Dative (hvørjumfall) bestum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (besta/
bestra)