What does stead mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stead, position, place, lieu(noun)

    the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another

    "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

Wiktionary

  1. stead(Noun)

    A place, or spot, in general.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  2. stead(Noun)

    A place where a person normally rests; a seat.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  3. stead(Noun)

    A specific place or point on a body or other surface.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  4. stead(Noun)

    An inhabited place; a settlement, city, town etc.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  5. stead(Noun)

    An estate, a property with its grounds; a farm.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  6. stead(Noun)

    The frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  7. stead(Noun)

    The position or function (of someone or something), as taken on by a successor.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  8. stead(Noun)

    Figuratively, an emotional or circumstantial "place" having specified advantages, qualities etc. (now only in phrases).

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  9. stead(Verb)

    To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

  10. stead(Verb)

    To fill place of.

    Etymology: From sted, from stede, from stadiz, from stetis-. Related to German Stadt, Gothic 03430344033003380343, Danish and Swedish stad, Dutch stede, Yiddish שטאָט.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stead(noun)

    place, or spot, in general

    Etymology: [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, sttte, Icel. star, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. stas, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Staith, Stithy.]

  2. Stead(noun)

    place or room which another had, has, or might have

    Etymology: [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, sttte, Icel. star, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. stas, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Staith, Stithy.]

  3. Stead(noun)

    a frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead

    Etymology: [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, sttte, Icel. star, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. stas, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Staith, Stithy.]

  4. Stead(noun)

    a farmhouse and offices

    Etymology: [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, sttte, Icel. star, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. stas, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Staith, Stithy.]

  5. Stead(verb)

    to help; to support; to benefit; to assist

    Etymology: [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, sttte, Icel. star, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. stas, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Staith, Stithy.]

  6. Stead(verb)

    to fill place of

    Etymology: [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, sttte, Icel. star, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. stas, and E. stand. 163. See Stand, and cf. Staith, Stithy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stead

    sted, n. the place which another had or might have: a fixed place of abode: use, help, service, as in 'To stand in good stead.'—n. Steading, the barns, stables, &c. of a farm. [A.S. stede, place; Ger. stadt, statt, place, Dut. stad, a town.]

Anagrams for stead »

  1. dates, desat, sated, tased, tsade

How to pronounce stead?

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How to say stead in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stead in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stead in a Sentence

  1. Danny Willett:

    Amateur and professional golf are very, very different but it put me in good stead, it made me believe that I could compete with the best of them.

  2. Greg Dyke:

    The last thing FIFA needed was another president bringing a pile of suspicious baggage into the job, gianni comes in clean, his record as UEFA's general secretary is first class and will stand him in good stead for his new job.

  3. Tony Jacklin:

    But Fleetwood's 63 on the final day was virtually flawless. He's come a long way in the last 18 months or so and the combination of his good play and the support he's going to get from the British galleries will stand him in good stead, he hit every green bar one on the final day and his ball - striking has come on leaps and bounds.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.

  5. Prince Feisal:

    He is passionate about his work and committed to making a difference. That's the values that will hold him in good stead in this competition.

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