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  • 1 Stead — (pronounced sted as in instead ) is a surname, and may refer to* C. K. Stead, New Zealand writer and critic * Christina Stead, Australian writer * Dave Stead, drummer * Edward Stead, early English cricket team manager * Eugene A. Stead, American… …

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  • 2 Stead — (st[e^]d), n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st[ a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta[thorn]s, and E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Staith}, {Stithy}.] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Stead — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: C. K. Stead (* 1932), neuseeländischer Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler Christina Stead (1902 1983), australische Schriftstellerin David George Stead (1877–1957), australischer Naturforscher… …

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  • 4 stead — [sted] n [: Old English; Origin: stede place ] 1.) do sth in sb s stead formal to do something that someone else usually does or was going to do ▪ Pearson was appointed to go in Harrison s stead. 2.) stand/serve/hold sb in good stead to be very… …

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  • 5 stead — ► NOUN ▪ the place or role that someone or something should have or fill: she was appointed in his stead. ● stand in good stead Cf. ↑stand in good stead ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 6 Stead — Stead, v. t. 1. To help; to support; to benefit; to assist. [1913 Webster] Perhaps my succour or advisement meet, Mote stead you much your purpose to subdue. Spenser. [1913 Webster] It nothing steads us To chide him from our eaves. Shak. [1913… …

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  • 7 stead — [ sted ] noun do something in someone s stead FORMAL to do something that someone else usually does or was going to do stand/put/hold someone in good stead to be useful or helpful to someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 stead — [sted] n. [ME stede < OE, akin to Ger statt, a place, stadt, town < IE base * stā , to STAND] 1. the place or position of a person or thing as filled by a replacement, substitute, or successor [to send another in one s stead] 2. advantage,… …

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  • 9 Stead — (spr. ßtedd), William Thomas, engl. Journalist, geb. 5. Juli 1849 in Howdon on Tyne, widmete sich der schriftstellerischen Laufbahn und gehörte 1880–89 der Redaktion der »Pall Mall Gazette« an. 1890 gründete er die »Review of Reviews« und 1891… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 stead — index behalf, help (noun), help (verb), site Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 Stead —   [sted],    1) C. K. (Christian Karlson), neuseeländischer Schriftsteller, * Auckland 17. 10. 1932; war Professor für Literatur an der Auckland University, heute freier Feuilletonist; wurde international bekannt durch seine einflussreiche Studie …

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  • 12 stead — O.E. stede place, position, standing, delay, related to standan to stand, from P.Gmc. *stadiz (Cf. O.S. stedi, O.N. staðr, Swed. stad, Du. stede place, O.H.G. stat, Ger. Stadt town, Goth. staþs place …

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  • 13 stead|i|er — «STEHD ee uhr», noun. a person or thing that steadies: »She uses her cane for a steadier …

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  • 14 stead|i|ly — «STEHD uh lee», adverb. in a steady manner; with regularity in habits; firmly; evenly; uniformly; unwaveringly; steadfastly: »[He] saw life steadily and saw it whole (Matthew Arnold) …

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  • 15 stead — bed·stead; door·stead; home·stead·er; in·stead; mar·ket·stead; noon·stead; on·stead; plum·stead; ran·stead; road·stead; room·stead; stead·fast·ly; stead·fast·ness; stead·i·ly; stead·i·ment; stead·i·ness; stead·ing; stead·ite; stead; thing·stead;… …

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  • 16 stead — [[t]ste̱d[/t]] 1) PHRASE: PHR after v If you do something in someone s stead, you replace them and do it instead of them. [FORMAL] We hope you will consent to act in his stead... My grandmother and aunt will be there in my parents stead. 2)… …

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  • 17 Stead, C.K. — ▪ New Zealander author in full  Christian Karlson Stead  born Oct. 17, 1932, Auckland, N.Z.       New Zealand poet and novelist who gained an international reputation as a critic with The New Poetic: Yeats to Eliot (1964), which became a standard …

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  • 18 Stead — This interesting name with spellings of Stead, Steed, Steade and Stede, has two distinct possible origins, both Olde English. The first is a locational surname from a place in the West Riding of Yorkshire called Stead . This was named from the… …

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  • 19 stead — /sted/, n. 1. the place of a person or thing as occupied by a successor or substitute: The nephew of the queen came in her stead. 2. Obs. a place or locality. 3. stand in good stead, to be useful to, esp. in a critical situation: Your experience… …

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  • 20 stead — UK [sted] / US noun stand/put/hold someone in good stead to be useful or helpful to someone It s a useful experience which will stand you in good stead later in life. do something in someone s stead …

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