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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