Definition of Instead

1. Adverb. In place of, or as an alternative to. "Alternatively we could buy a used car"

Exact synonyms: Alternatively, Or Else
Partainyms: Alternative



2. Adverb. On the contrary. "Used English terms instead of Latin ones"
Exact synonyms: Rather

Definition of Instead

1. adv. In the place or room; -- usually followed by of.

Definition of Instead

1. Adverb. In the place of something (usually mentioned earlier); as a substitute or alternative ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Instead

1. as a substitute or equivalent [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Instead

instarred
instarring
instars
instate
instated
instates
instating
instaunce
instaunt
instauntly
instauration
instaurations
instaurator
instaurators
instead (current term)
instead of
insteep
instep
insteps
instigant
instigate
instigated
instigates
instigating
instigatingly
instigation
instigations
instigative
instigator

Literary usage of Instead

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"Meantime it remains to point out that in some places, instead of an animal ... But • in the Greek myth the loved and lost one is the daughter instead of the ..."

2. The Federalist, on the New Constitution by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay (1857)
"The state tribunals may then be left with a more entire charge of federal causes; and appeals, in most cases in which they may be deemed proper, instead of ..."

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