Definition of Beset

1. Verb. Annoy continually or chronically. "The performance is likely to beset Sue"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"




2. Verb. Assail or attack on all sides:. "The zebra was beset by leopards"
Exact synonyms: Set Upon
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Set On

3. Verb. Decorate or cover lavishly (as with gems).
Exact synonyms: Encrust, Incrust
Generic synonyms: Adorn, Beautify, Decorate, Embellish, Grace, Ornament
Derivative terms: Encrustation, Incrustation

Definition of Beset

1. v. t. To set or stud (anything) with ornaments or prominent objects.

Definition of Beset

1. Verb. (transitive) To surround or hem in ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To attack, especially from all sides ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To decorate something with jewels etc ¹

4. Verb. (nautical) Of a ship, to get trapped by ice ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beset

1. to assail [v -SET, -SETTING, -SETS] - See also: assail

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beset

beseemeth
beseeming
beseemingly
beseemingness
beseemly
beseems
beseen
besees
beselve
besend
beserk
beserker
beserkers
beserks
beses
beset (current term)
besetment
besetments
besets
besetten
besetter
besetters
besetting
beshade
beshadow
beshadowed
beshadowing
beshadows
beshake
beshame

Literary usage of Beset

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"Then these six men made up to him, and beset him behind and before : also when Diffidence the giantess came up to help him, old Mr. Honest cut her down at ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"obsess, vt beset (contextual), besiege (contextual); spec, haunt. ... Spec, busy, engage (now chiefly in the passive), exercise, employ, beset, interest, ..."

3. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"He tried to repeat some verses to himself, to enter on a calculation, no matter of what sort, to invent some kind of story. Impossible! He was beset by the ..."

4. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"In the season of 1684, fourteen of their ships were wrecked, and eleven more remained beset during the winter. In the month of May of the year 1814, ..."

5. Publishers Weeklyby Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1902)
"They follow the original text literally, thus forming a valuable help to the student in his efforts to master the difficulties which beset him. ..."

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