KJV Dictionary Definition: beset


BESET', v.t. pret. and pp. beset.

1. To surround; to inclose; to hem in; to besiege; as, we are beset with enemies; a city is beset with troops. Hence,

2. To press on all sides, so as to perplex; to entangle, so as to render escape difficult or impossible.

Adam sore beset replied.

3. To waylay.

4. To fall upon.


BESET'TING, ppr. Surrounding; besieging; waylaying.

BESET'TING, a. Habitually attending, or pressing; as a besetting sin.