bestrew

/bi strooh"/, v.t., bestrewed, bestrewed or bestrewn, bestrewing.
1. to strew or cover (a surface).
2. to strew or scatter about.
3. to lie scattered over.
[bef. 1000; ME bistrewen, OE bestreowian. See BE-, STREW]

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  • Bestrew — Be*strew , v. t. [imp. {Bestrewed}; p. p. {Bestrewed}, {Bestrown} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bestrewing}.] To strew or scatter over; to besprinkle. [Spelt also {bestrow}.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bestrew — index cast (throw), diffuse, dispel, disperse (disseminate), dissipate (spread out), spread …   Law dictionary

  • bestrew — (v.) O.E. bestreowian; see BE (Cf. be ) + STREW (Cf. strew) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bestrew — [bē stro͞o′, bistro͞o′] vt. bestrewed, bestrewed or bestrewn, bestrewing [ME bistrewen < OE bestreowian: see BE & STREW] 1. to cover over (a surface) with something; strew 2. to scatter (something) over or about a surface 3. t …   English World dictionary

  • bestrew — transitive verb ( strewed; strewed or bestrewn; strewing) Date: before 12th century 1. strew 2. to lie scattered over …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bestrew — verb a) To cover with straw or strewing. b) To strew over or about …   Wiktionary

  • bestrew — v. a. part, ‘bistrete.’ RG. 561 …   Oldest English Words

  • bestrew — be·strew || bɪ struː v. scatter, disperse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bestrew — verb (past participle bestrewed or bestrewn) literary scatter or lie scattered over (a surface). Origin OE bestrēowian (see be , strew) …   English new terms dictionary

  • bestrew — v. a. Strew, sprinkle, scatter, bescatter, besprinkle, spread, bespread …   New dictionary of synonyms

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