besteading

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From bestead +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

besteading (uncountable)

  1. Help; assistance; aid; avail.
    • 1907, The century illustrated monthly magazine: Volume 74:
      Nor were nature and truth John's only besteading: civilization came to his side.

Etymology 2[edit]

From bestead.

Verb[edit]

besteading

  1. Present participle of bestead.