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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 ?
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, the late king of Thebes, in defiance of Creon who rules in his stead, resolves to bury her brother Polyneices, slain in his attack on Thebes.
Even thus,'' replied Wamba; ``take thou this frock and cord, which are all the orders I ever had, and march quietly out of the castle, leaving me your cloak and girdle to take the long leap in thy stead.
On the third of November following, he expressly revokes this will, and leaves another in its stead, in which his widow is never once mentioned, and in which the whole residue of his estate, after payment of one comparatively trifling legacy, is left to a friend.
And then Chance carried a little leather ball beneath the window where the old man stood; and as the child ran, laughing, to recover it, De Vac's eyes fell upon him, and his former plan for revenge melted as the fog before the noonday sun; and in its stead there opened to him the whole hideous plot of fearsome vengeance as clearly as it were writ upon the leaves of a great book that had been thrown wide before him.
Suppose Sir Walter, in- stead of putting the conversations into the mouths of his characters, had allowed the characters to speak for themselves?
Keep her for yourself," I said to the steward, "and if you have a fat calf, bring that in her stead.
With this alone a writer may sometimes do tolerably well; and, indeed, without this, all the other learning in the world will stand him in little stead.
Tidings presently reached them, of how he had met his death in a foreign land, and how John reigned as King in his stead.
Truly," replied I, "your sense of hearing serves you in good stead, and fills up many of your deficiencies.
General Gage, an officer of the old French War, and since commander-in- chief of the British forces in America, was appointed governor in his stead.
He is annihilating the crooked streets and building in their stead noble boulevards as straight as an arrow--avenues which a cannon ball could traverse from end to end without meeting an obstruction more irresistible than the flesh and bones of men--boulevards whose stately edifices will never afford refuges and plotting places for starving, discontented revolution breeders.
GOALDEN oldie Jon Stead says beating Swansea in the replay would be as sweet as his Stamford Bridge heroics.