stead

  • 21stead — I. noun Etymology: Middle English stede, from Old English; akin to Old High German stat place, Old English standan to stand more at stand Date: before 12th century 1. obsolete locality, place 2. advantage used chiefly in the phrase to stand one… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 22stead — n. to stand smb. in good stead ( to be useful to smb. ) * * * [sted] to stand smb. in good stead ( to be useful to smb. ) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 23stead — [OE] Stead ‘place’ comes from a prehistoric Germanic *stadiz, which also produced German statt ‘place’ and stadt ‘town’. This in turn went back to Indo European *stətís, a derivative of the base *stə , *stā ‘stand’, which also produced English… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 24stead — noun the place or role that someone or something should have or fill: she was appointed in his stead. Phrases stand someone in good stead be advantageous to someone over time or in the future. Origin OE stede place , of Gmc origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 25stead — noun do sth in sb s stead formal to do something that someone else usually does or was going to do see also: stand sb in good stead stand 1 (43) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26stead — [[t]stɛd[/t]] n. 1) the place of a person or thing as occupied by a successor or substitute: The nephew of the queen came in her stead[/ex] 2) Obs. a place or locality 3) to be of service, advantage, or avail to • stand in good stead Etymology:… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 27Stead — /stɛd/ (say sted) noun 1. Christina Ellen, 1902–83, Australian novelist and short story writer who spent much of her life in Europe and the US; widely regarded as one of Australia s greatest writers; author of The Man Who Loved Children (1940),… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 28stead — /stɛd / (say sted) noun 1. the place of a person or thing as occupied by a successor or substitute: since he could not come, his brother came in his stead. 2. Obsolete a place or locality. –verb (t) 3. Obsolete to be of service, advantage, or… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 29stead — [OE] Stead ‘place’ comes from a prehistoric Germanic *stadiz, which also produced German statt ‘place’ and stadt ‘town’. This in turn went back to Indo European *stətís, a derivative of the base *stə , *stā ‘stand’, which also produced English… …

    Word origins

  • 30stead —  is generally used for a place; as, it lies in such a stead, i. e. in such a place : whereas elsewhere only IN STEAD, is made use of for IN PLACE, or in the room of …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 31stead — n. Phrases and idioms: in a person s or thing s stead as a substitute; instead of him or her or it. stand a person in good stead be advantageous or serviceable to him or her. Etymology: OE stede f. Gmc …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 32stead — See: STAND IN GOOD STEAD …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 33stead — See: STAND IN GOOD STEAD …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 34stead — 1. noun /stɛd/ a) The position or function (of someone or something), as taken on by a successor. For he ne wonneth in one certaine stead, / But restlesse walketh all the world around [...]. b) Figuratively, an emotional or circumstantial place… …

    Wiktionary

  • 35stead — See: stand in good stead …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 36stead — [sted] noun stand sb in good stead to be useful or helpful to someone[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 37stead — Synonyms and related words: abet, abode, aid, area, assist, bearings, bench mark, district, do for, emplacement, help out, hole, latitude and longitude, lieu, locale, locality, location, locus, pinpoint, place, placement, point, position, region …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38'stead'uh — Gullah Words instead of STEAL steal, steals, stole, stealing …

    English dialects glossary

  • 39stead — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The function or position customarily occupied by another: place. Archaic: lieu. See PLACE, SUBSTITUTE …

    English dictionary for students

  • 40stead — sb. == place. 5 B.; [stide]. F. and P. 17. AS. stede …

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