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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.]
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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)
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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]
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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
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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";
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stead

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

stead

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

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

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

[stɛd] n to stand sb in good steadessere utile a qn
in sb's stead (Brit) → al posto di qn
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