Pronunciation: (bi-stō'),[key] —v.t. 1. to present as a gift; give; confer (usually fol. by on or upon): The trophy was bestowed upon the winner. 2. to put to some use; apply: Time spent in study is time well bestowed. 3. Archaic. a. to provide quarters for; house; lodge.
b. to put; stow; deposit; store.