Definition of Stead

1. Noun. The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another. "In lieu of"

Exact synonyms: Lieu, Place, Position
Generic synonyms: Function, Office, Part, Role
Specialized synonyms: Behalf



Definition of Stead

1. n. Place, or spot, in general.

2. v. t. To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.

Definition of Stead

1. Noun. (obsolete) A place, or spot, in general. (defdate 10th-16th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A place where a person normally rests; a seat. (defdate 10th-18th c.) ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A specific place or point on a body or other surface. (defdate 11th-15th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) An inhabited place; a settlement, city, town etc. (defdate 13th-16th c.) ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) An estate, a property with its grounds; a farm. (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (obsolete) The frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead. (defdate 15th-19th c.) ¹

7. Noun. (context: in phrases now literary) The position or function (of someone or something), as taken on by a successor. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

8. Noun. Figuratively, an emotional or circumstantial "place" having specified advantages, qualities etc. (now only in phrases). (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

9. Verb. To help; to support; to benefit; to assist. ¹

10. Verb. To fill place of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stead

1. to be of advantage to [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stead

stayne
stayned
staynes
stayning
stayover
stayovers
stayre
stayres
stays
staysail
staysails
stderr
stdin
stdout
steacyite
stead (current term)
steaded
steadfast
steadfaster
steadfastest
steadfastly
steadfastness
steadfastnesses
steadied
steadier
steadiers
steadies
steadiest
steadily
steadiness

Literary usage of Stead

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

1. The Bookman (1907)
"WILLIAM T. stead AND HERBERT KAUFMAN from Charles Klein's play. ... Mr. stead had traversed the four quarters of the globe, everywhere writing, talking, ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"stead, Alfred, 1877- Sane temperance legislation in Roumania. 19th Cent. ... stead. William Thomas, 1849- Arrival of the Slavs. Contemp. 95: 1-14. Ja. •09. ..."

3. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"As it is desirable, in the case of anything ne\v, to have corroborative evidence, I may add that Mr. stead, on two separate occasions, visited the works of ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... other off the Trojan host By a false guile : himself he shaped most like Agenor, in whose stead he stood before Achilles ; and Achilles made pursuit. ..."

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