to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire.
(of wood) to season by exposure to heat.
Obsolete. the act of basking or warming by a fire.
The e in closed syllables with a full sound (as English a; Sweet, ei) is spelled ee: veel, week (e from i), beek.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8 Various
Some two hundred yards behind lies a support line, a good trench leading down to the beek.
Canada in Flanders, Volume II (of 3) Lord Max Aitken Beaverbrook
He said it was beek, whose home was a great way off, and that he was so old that the sea and the land were not so old as he.
Robinson Crusoe Mary Godolphin
Went out and was taken by beek to see the observatory instruments and wind-registers and seismographs.
William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) Elizabeth A. Sharp
“to bask in the warmth” of something, early 13c., a northern and Scottish word of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately connected to bake (v.).
to look forward to; regard as likely to happen; anticipate the occurrence or the coming of: I expect to read it. I expect him later. She expects that they will come. to look for with reason or justification: We expect obedience. Informal. to suppose or surmise; guess: I expect that you are tired from the […]
to happen or occur. Archaic. to come, as by right. to happen to, especially by chance or fate. Contemporary Examples Information about the neurologic and psychological changes that may befall young TBI victims is scarce. Study Says Half of Jailed NYC Teens Have History of Brain Injury Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad April 21, […]
to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit: His clothes befit the occasion. Contemporary Examples Arrogance and party political calculations with an eye to the next election do not befit the gravity of the moment. Greece on the Brink of Financial Abyss as Syriza Party Weighs Default John Psaropoulos May 11, 2012 Historical Examples When […]
suitable; proper; becoming: planned with a befitting sense of majesty. to be proper or appropriate for; suit; fit: His clothes befit the occasion. Contemporary Examples I’d much prefer to be predicting a strong dollar, one befitting a great nation on the rise. The Dollar’s Scary Decline Jeffrey E. Garten January 29, 2010 Those are serious […]