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stead

 (stĕd)
n.
1. The place, position, or function properly or customarily occupied by another.
2. Advantage; service; purpose: "His personal relationship with the electorate stands in good stead" (John Sears).
tr.v. stead·ed, stead·ing, steads
To be of advantage or service to; benefit.

[Middle English stede, from Old English; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

stead

(stɛd)
n
1. (preceded by in) rare the place, function, or position that should be taken by another: to come in someone's stead.
2. stand someone in good stead to be useful or of good service to (someone)
vb
(tr) archaic to help or benefit
[Old English stede; related to Old Norse stathr place, Old High German stat place, Latin statiō a standing, statim immediately]

Stead

(stɛd)
n
(Biography) Christina (Ellen). 1902–83, Australian novelist. Her works include Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), The Man who Loved Children (1940), and Cotters' England (1966)

stead

(stɛd)

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.
2. Obs. a place or locality.
v.t.
3. to be of service, advantage, or avail to.
Idioms:
stand in good stead, to prove useful to: Her recommendation will stand you in good stead.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English, Old English stede, c. Old Frisian stede, Old Saxon stad, Old High German stat, Old Norse stathr, Gothic staths site, place, Greek stásis (see stasis); akin to stand]

stead


Past participle: steaded
Gerund: steading

Imperative
stead
stead
Present
I stead
you stead
he/she/it steads
we stead
you stead
they stead
Preterite
I steaded
you steaded
he/she/it steaded
we steaded
you steaded
they steaded
Present Continuous
I am steading
you are steading
he/she/it is steading
we are steading
you are steading
they are steading
Present Perfect
I have steaded
you have steaded
he/she/it has steaded
we have steaded
you have steaded
they have steaded
Past Continuous
I was steading
you were steading
he/she/it was steading
we were steading
you were steading
they were steading
Past Perfect
I had steaded
you had steaded
he/she/it had steaded
we had steaded
you had steaded
they had steaded
Future
I will stead
you will stead
he/she/it will stead
we will stead
you will stead
they will stead
Future Perfect
I will have steaded
you will have steaded
he/she/it will have steaded
we will have steaded
you will have steaded
they will have steaded
Future Continuous
I will be steading
you will be steading
he/she/it will be steading
we will be steading
you will be steading
they will be steading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been steading
you have been steading
he/she/it has been steading
we have been steading
you have been steading
they have been steading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been steading
you will have been steading
he/she/it will have been steading
we will have been steading
you will have been steading
they will have been steading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been steading
you had been steading
he/she/it had been steading
we had been steading
you had been steading
they had been steading
Conditional
I would stead
you would stead
he/she/it would stead
we would stead
you would stead
they would stead
Past Conditional
I would have steaded
you would have steaded
he/she/it would have steaded
we would have steaded
you would have steaded
they would have steaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stead - the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
role, function, office, part - the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"
behalf - as the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); "the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child"; "this letter is written on behalf of my client";

stead

noun
The function or position customarily occupied by another:
Archaic: lieu.
Translations

stead

[sted] N in sb's steaden lugar de algn
to stand sb in good steadser muy útil a algn

stead

[ˈstɛd] n
in sb's stead → à la place de qn
to stand sb in good stead → être très utile à qn

stead

n in his steadan seiner Stelle or statt (liter, form); to stand somebody in good steadjdm zugute- or zustattenkommen

stead

[stɛd] n to stand sb in good steadessere utile a qn
in sb's stead (Brit) → al posto di qn
References in classic literature ?
In this particular case, however mechanical and innocuous it might be at other times, Hepzibah's contortion of brow served her in good stead.
As he was a bachelor, and in nobody's debt, nobody troubled his head any more about him; the school was removed to a different quarter of the Hollow, and another pedagogue reigned in his stead.
Suppose Sir Walter, in- stead of putting the conversations into the mouths of his characters, had allowed the characters to speak for themselves?
After making the breakfast table sufficiently uncomfortable and wishing plaintively that Jane wouldn't always insist on being sick at the same time she was, she decided that Rebecca must go to the meeting in their stead.
It must have been most irksome to find herself bound by a hard-wrung pledge to stand in the stead of a parent to a strange child she could not love, and to see an uncongenial alien permanently intruded on her own family group.
Not only would the echoes die away, as though the steps had gone; but, echoes of other steps that never came would be heard in their stead, and would die away for good when they seemed close at hand.
In her stead, the perfect likeness of the picture, a child likeness no more, moves about the house; and Agnes - my sweet sister, as I call her in my thoughts, my counsellor and friend, the better angel of the lives of all who come within her calm, good, self-denying influence - is quite a woman.
All in a moment through the gloom were seen Ten thousand Banners rise into the Air With Orient Colours waving: with them rose A Forrest huge of Spears: and thronging Helms Appear'd, and serried Shields in thick array Of depth immeasurable: Anon they move In perfect PHALANX to the Dorian mood Of Flutes and soft Recorders; such as rais'd To highth of noblest temper Hero's old Arming to Battel, and in stead of rage Deliberate valour breath'd, firm and unmov'd With dread of death to flight or foul retreat, Nor wanting power to mitigate and swage With solemn touches, troubl'd thoughts, and chase Anguish and doubt and fear and sorrow and pain From mortal or immortal minds.
This stood him in the more stead, as the horse of Bois-Guilbert was wounded, and those of Front-de-B
Keep her for yourself," I said to the steward, "and if you have a fat calf, bring that in her stead.
It has been very properly observed by different speakers and writers on the side of the Constitution, that if the exercise of the power of internal taxation by the Union should be discovered on experiment to be really inconvenient, the federal government may then forbear the use of it, and have recourse to requisitions in its stead.
Truly," replied I, "your sense of hearing serves you in good stead, and fills up many of your deficiencies.