instead of
preposition Etymology: Middle English in sted of Date: 13th century in place of ; as a substitute for or alternative to <
chose tea instead of coffee
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • instead of — or[in place of] also {formal}[in lieu of] {prep.} In the place of; in substitution for; in preference to; rather than. * /I wore mittens instead of gloves./ * /The grown ups had coffee but the children wanted milk in place of coffee./ * /The boys …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • instead of — or[in place of] also {formal}[in lieu of] {prep.} In the place of; in substitution for; in preference to; rather than. * /I wore mittens instead of gloves./ * /The grown ups had coffee but the children wanted milk in place of coffee./ * /The boys …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Instead of Education — Instead of Education: Ways to Help People Do Things Better (E. P. Dutton Co.) is a 1976 book on educational philosophy by John Caldwell Holt (2004 edition ISBN 1591810094) …   Wikipedia

  • Instead — In*stead , adv. [Pref. in + stead place.] [1913 Webster] 1. In the place or room; usually followed by of. [1913 Webster] Let thistles grow of wheat. Job xxxi. 40. [1913 Webster] Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab. 2 Sam. xvii …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Of Pandas and People —   …   Wikipedia

  • Of Mice and Men (1939 film) — Of Mice and Men Theatrical release lobby card Directed by Lewis Milestone Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • Of Blessings and Burdens — Origin Amherst, Massachusetts, United States Genres Post hardcore Years active 2003–2008 Labels None Of Blessings And Burdens was a five piece …   Wikipedia

  • Of Chaos and Eternal Night — EP by Dark Tranquillity Released February 1995 Recorded October November 1994 …   Wikipedia

  • Of Fox and Hounds — is an 8 minute 1940 Tex Avery film which introduced Willoughby the Dog.Tex Avery did the voice of Willoughby, and Mel Blanc did the George the Fox. Contents 1 Plot 2 Trivia 3 Other media 4 External links …   Wikipedia

  • Of Thee I Sing — For the children s book by Barack Obama, see Of Thee I Sing (book). For other uses, see Of Thee I Sing (disambiguation). Of Thee I Sing Music George Gershwin Lyrics Ira Gershwin …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”