AskDefine | Define stead

Dictionary Definition

stead n : the function or position properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" [syn: position, place, lieu]

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English

Etymology

stede.

Pronunciation

  • , /stɛd/
  • Rhymes with: -ɛd

Noun

  1. A place, or spot, in general.
  2. A place or room which another had, has, or might have.
  3. A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead.
  4. A farmhouse and offices.

Translations

A place, or spot, in general
A place or room which another had, has, or might have
A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead
A farmhouse and offices

Verb

  1. To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.
  2. To fill place of.

Translations

To help; to support; to benefit; to assist
To fill place of

Derived terms

  • bedstead
  • homestead
  • instead

Extensive Definition

Stead (pronounced 'sted') is a surname, and may refer to

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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