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Definition of stead noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stead

 noun
noun
NAmE//stɛd//
 
 
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Idioms
in somebody's/something's stead (formal)
 
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instead of someone or something Coach Fox was fired and his assistant, John Smith, was appointed in his stead.
stand somebody in good stead
 
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to be useful or helpful to someone when needed Your languages will stand you in good stead when it comes to finding a job.
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