Stead

Definition of Stead

Pronunciation: stĕd
n.1.Place, or spot, in general.
Fly, therefore, fly this fearful stead anon.
- Spenser.
2.Place or room which another had, has, or might have.
In stead of bounds, he a pillar set.
- Chaucer.
3.A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead.
The genial bed,
Sallow the feet, the borders, and the stead.
- Dryden.
4.A farmhouse and offices.
In stead of
in place of. See Instead.
To stand in stead
to be of use or great advantage.
The smallest act . . . shall stand us in great stead.
- Atterbury.
Here thy sword can do thee little stead.
- Milton.
v. t.1.To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.
Perhaps my succour or advisement meet,
Mote stead you much your purpose to subdue.
- Spenser.
It nothing steads us
To chide him from our eaves.
- Shak.
2.To fill the place of.

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abet, abode, aid, area, assist, bearings, bench mark, district, do for, emplacement, help out, hole, latitude and longitude, lieu, locale, locality, location, locus, pinpoint, place, placement, point, position, region, site, situation, situs, spot, whereabout, whereabouts
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