noun \bi-ˈhüf, bē-\

Definition of BEHOOF

:  advantage, profit <for his own behoof>

Origin of BEHOOF

Middle English behof, from Old English behōf profit, need; akin to Old English hebban to raise — more at heave
First Known Use: before 12th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: behoove
Previous Word in the Dictionary: beholden
All Words Near: behoof

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up behoof? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More