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English Dictionary: bespoke by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. (of clothing) custom-made [syn: bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailored, tailor-made]
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bespeak \Be*speak"\, v. t. [imp. {Bespoke}, {Bespake} (Archaic);
      p. p. {Bespoke}, {Bespoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bespeaking}.]
      [OE. bispeken, AS. besprecan, to speak to, accuse; pref. be-
      + sprecan to speak. See {Speak}.]
      1. To speak or arrange for beforehand; to order or engage
            against a future time; as, to bespeak goods, a right, or a
                     Concluding, naturally, that to gratify his avarice
                     was to bespeak his favor.                  --Sir W.
      2. To show beforehand; to foretell; to indicate.
                     [They] bespoke dangers . . . in order to scare the
                     allies.                                             --Swift.
      3. To betoken; to show; to indicate by external marks or
                     When the abbot of St. Martin was born, he had so
                     little the figure of a man that it bespoke him
                     rather a monster.                              --Locke.
      4. To speak to; to address. [Poetic]
                     He thus the queen bespoke.                  --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bespoke \Be*spoke"\ (b[esl]*sp[omac]k"),
      imp. & p. p. of {Bespeak}.
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