What does Instead mean?

Definitions for Instead
ɪnˈstɛdInstead

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alternatively, instead, or elseadverb

    in place of, or as an alternative to

    "Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car"

  2. rather, insteadadverb

    on the contrary

    "rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"; "he didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"; "used English terms instead of Latin ones"

Wiktionary

  1. insteadadverb

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

    I was going to go shopping, but I went dancing instead.

    Etymology: from ine + stede.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insteadadverb

    in the place or room; -- usually followed by of

    Etymology: [Pref. in- + stead place.]

  2. Insteadadverb

    equivalent; equal to; -- usually with of

    Etymology: [Pref. in- + stead place.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Instead

    in-sted′, adv. in the stead, place, or room of. [M. E. in stede—A.S. on stede, in the place.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Instead' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1359

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Instead' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2635

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Instead' in Adverbs Frequency: #126

Anagrams for Instead »

  1. stained

  2. sainted

  3. detains

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Instead in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Instead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Instead in a Sentence

  1. Alvin Bamberger:

    I'm not surprised we have a biased system that favors violent and radical leftists instead of holding up justice for everyone.

  2. Markus Nthen:

    It is, however, exciting to see that hair loss is by no means an isolated characteristic, but instead displays various relationships with other characteristics.

  3. Rick Smith:

    I think sometimes so many people see hearing loss as a disability and that’s all they see and that becomes the center of their thought process, so you’re thinking about what you can’t do instead of what you can do. Being able to demonstrate that is one of the most rewarding things. Being able to be a real time influence in a real time inspiration to the next generation has been real cool.

  4. Nabil Naccoul:

    Some producers took their hedges off towards the end of last year but the market has proved them wrong. If prices had rebounded, they would have been heroes, but many got out about US$30 above where we are now, instead of hedging at US$100, many are now hedged at US$70, which probably isn't that bad, but they can't sustain those levels when the cash runs out.

  5. Leigh Henry:

    The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.

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