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beat

Beat
(a.) Weary; tired; fatigued; exhausted.
(imp.) of Beat
(n.) A stroke; a blow.
(n.) A recurring stroke; a throb; a pulsation; as, a beat of the heart; the beat of the pulse.
(n.) The rise or fall of the hand or foot, marking the divisions of time; a division of the measure so marked. In the rhythm of music the beat is the unit.
(n.) A transient grace note, struck immediately before the one it is intended to ornament.
(n.) A sudden swelling or reenforcement of a sound, recurring at regular intervals, and produced by the interference of sound waves of slightly different periods of vibrations; applied also, by analogy, to other kinds of wave motions; the pulsation or throbbing produced by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison. See Beat, v. i., 8.
(p. p.) of Beat
(v. i.) To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly.
(v. i.) To move with pulsation or throbbing.
(v. i.) To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do.
(v. i.) To be in agitation or doubt.
(v. i.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse.
(v. i.) To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat.
(v. i.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters.
(v. i.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison.
(v. i.) A round or course which is frequently gone over; as, a watchman's beat.
(v. i.) A place of habitual or frequent resort.
(v. i.) A cheat or swindler of the lowest grade; -- often emphasized by dead; as, a dead beat.
(v. t.) To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as, to beat one's breast; to beat iron so as to shape it; to beat grain, in order to force out the seeds; to beat eggs and sugar; to beat a drum.
(v. t.) To punish by blows; to thrash.
(v. t.) To scour or range over in hunting, accompanied with the noise made by striking bushes, etc., for the purpose of rousing game.
(v. t.) To dash against, or strike, as with water or wind.
(v. t.) To tread, as a path.
(v. t.) To overcome in a battle, contest, strife, race, game, etc.; to vanquish or conquer; to surpass.
(v. t.) To cheat; to chouse; to swindle; to defraud; -- often with out.
(v. t.) To exercise severely; to perplex; to trouble.
(v. t.) To give the signal for, by beat of drum; to sound by beat of drum; as, to beat an alarm, a charge, a parley, a retreat; to beat the general, the reveille, the tattoo. See Alarm, Charge, Parley, etc.

beet

Beet
(n.) A biennial plant of the genus Beta, which produces an edible root the first year and seed the second year.
(n.) The root of plants of the genus Beta, different species and varieties of which are used for the table, for feeding stock, or in making sugar.

belt

Belt
(n.) That which engirdles a person or thing; a band or girdle; as, a lady's belt; a sword belt.
(n.) That which restrains or confines as a girdle.
(n.) Anything that resembles a belt, or that encircles or crosses like a belt; a strip or stripe; as, a belt of trees; a belt of sand.
(n.) Same as Band, n., 2. A very broad band is more properly termed a belt.
(n.) One of certain girdles or zones on the surface of the planets Jupiter and Saturn, supposed to be of the nature of clouds.
(n.) A narrow passage or strait; as, the Great Belt and the Lesser Belt, leading to the Baltic Sea.
(n.) A token or badge of knightly rank.
(n.) A band of leather, or other flexible substance, passing around two wheels, and communicating motion from one to the other.
(n.) A band or stripe, as of color, round any organ; or any circular ridge or series of ridges.
(v. t.) To encircle with, or as with, a belt; to encompass; to surround.
(v. t.) To shear, as the buttocks and tails of sheep.

bent

Bent
of Bend
imp. & p. p. of Bend.
(a. & p. p.) Changed by pressure so as to be no longer straight; crooked; as, a bent pin; a bent lever.
(a. & p. p.) Strongly inclined toward something, so as to be resolved, determined, set, etc.; -- said of the mind, character, disposition, desires, etc., and used with on; as, to be bent on going to college; he is bent on mischief.
(n.) A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass.
(n.) A grass of the genus Agrostis, esp. Agrostis vulgaris, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America.
(n.) Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor.
(v.) The state of being curved, crooked, or inclined from a straight line; flexure; curvity; as, the bent of a bow.
(v.) A declivity or slope, as of a hill.
(v.) A leaning or bias; proclivity; tendency of mind; inclination; disposition; purpose; aim.
(v.) Particular direction or tendency; flexion; course.
(v.) A transverse frame of a framed structure.
(v.) Tension; force of acting; energy; impetus.

best

Best
(a.) Having good qualities in the highest degree; most good, kind, desirable, suitable, etc.; most excellent; as, the best man; the best road; the best cloth; the best abilities.
(a.) Most advanced; most correct or complete; as, the best scholar; the best view of a subject.
(a.) Most; largest; as, the best part of a week.
(n.) Utmost; highest endeavor or state; most nearly perfect thing, or being, or action; as, to do one's best; to the best of our ability.
(superl.) In the highest degree; beyond all others.
(superl.) To the most advantage; with the most success, case, profit, benefit, or propriety.
(superl.) Most intimately; most thoroughly or correctly; as, what is expedient is best known to himself.
(v. t.) To get the better of.