steading(redirected from steadings)
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.
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1. (Agriculture) a farmstead
2. (Agriculture) the outbuildings of a farm
[C15: from stead + -ing1]
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n. Chiefly Scot.
a farm, esp. its buildings.
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