Word Origin Old English stede ‘place’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stadnounjump to other results
BrE BrE//sted//; NAmE NAmE//sted//
(formal) instead of somebody/something Foxton was dismissed and John Smith was appointed in his stead.
in somebody’s/something’s steadjump to other results
to be useful or helpful to somebody when needed Your languages will stand you in good stead when it comes to finding a job.
stand somebody in good steadjump to other results