• WordNet 3.6
    • n stead the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another "can you go in my stead?","took his place","in lieu of"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stead A farmhouse and offices. "The smallest act . . . shall stand us in great stead .""Here thy sword can do thee little stead ."
    • Stead A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead. "The genial bed,
      Sallow the feet, the borders, and the stead ."
    • Stead Place or room which another had, has, or might have. "Stewards of your steads .""In stead of bounds, he a pillar set."
    • Stead Place, or spot, in general. "Fly, therefore, fly this fearful stead anon."
    • Stead To fill the place of.
    • Stead To help; to support; to benefit; to assist. "Perhaps my succour or advisement meet,
      Mote stead you much your purpose to subdue."
      "It nothing steads us
      To chide him from our eaves."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stead A place; place in general.
    • n stead Place or room which another had or might have: preceded by in: as, David died, and Solomon reigned in his stead. Hence instead.
    • n stead Space of time; while; moment.
    • n stead The frame on which a bed is laid: now rarely used except in the compound bedstead.
    • n stead A steading.
    • n stead Position or situation of affairs; state; condition; plight.
    • n stead Assistance; service; use; benefit; advantage; avail: usually in the phrases to stand in stead, to do stead (to render service).
    • stead To place; put; set.
    • stead To place or put in a position of danger, difficulty, hardship, or the like; press; bestead.
    • stead With up: to replace; fill.
    • stead To avail; assist; benefit; serve; bo of service, advantage, or use to.
    • stead To stop; stay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stead sted the place which another had or might have: a fixed place of abode: use, help, service, as in 'To stand in good stead.'— Steading, the barns, stables, &c. of a farm.
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Stand in good stead - If something will stand you in good stead, it will probably be advantageous in the future.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. stede, place, AS. stede,; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, stätte, Icel. staðr, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. staþs, and E. stand,. √163. See Stand, and cf. Staith Stithy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. stede, place; Ger. stadt, statt, place, Dut. stad, a town.


In literature:

Now shall it be told of what came to pass in Norway the while Frithiof was away: for those brethren let burn up all the stead at Foreness.
"The Story Of Frithiof The Bold" by Anonymous
In the Peace Stead no crime had ever been committed, no blood had ever been shed, no falseness had ever been spoken.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Even Mr. Stead could hardly have ruined such a case by exaggeration.
"The War in South Africa" by Arthur Conan Doyle
And his courage stood him in good stead.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
If you like you may just tell another 'stead o' me.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Within a month the czar was dead and his wife reigned in his stead.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Robert M. T. Hunter of Virginia was appointed in his stead.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
Some one {126} will be sure to discover the flaw, to scout the system, and to seek another in its stead.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
He therefore adopted in its stead another reply which Sheridan had composed for him.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Well, it was about an hour after the final disappearance of Jonathan, that a stranger joined our ranks in his stead.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
The boys did not hesitate to hang up a proclamation of their own in its stead.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Be whole, pardoned and absolved, for I now hold the office in your stead!
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
At the period when this tale begins the Duke Robert was dead, leaving a young and beautiful duchess who ruled in his stead.
"The Olive Fairy Book" by Various
The stimulation of the brandy stood him in good stead.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Giuki had now died, and his eldest son, Gunnar, ruled in his stead.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
Why, 'twould scare Eunice out of a year's growth to see me fetched home 'stead of walkin' there on my own pins.
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
And in what good stead this stood the Anglo-Saxon kings!
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
In their stead we have China, Peking, Hangchow, Chinchew, Canton.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
She is abandoned, and preparation made for crowning Faith in her stead.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
His face assumed the boyish innocence of expression which had often stood him in good stead.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant

In poetry:

And now, since barns
Has got to be,
Us'll build another
'Stead of he.
"Old Cob Wall" by Cicely Fox Smith
It towt a lesson to em booath
Befoor that job wor ended,
To try (at stead o' falling aght)
If owt went wrang to mend it.
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
When marr'd with tears, and blood, and sweat,
The glorious sufferer lay,
And in my stead sustain'd the heat
And burden of the day.
"In Sickness" by Augustus Montague Toplady
When my hands no more are spread,
For this people, towards thy throne,
Place a worthier in my stead!
Father, leave them not alone!
"Hymns For Ordination and Installation XI" by John Pierpont
For I ken he's luikin an' waitin,
Luikin aye doon as I clim;
An' I'll no hae him see me sit greitin
I'stead o' gaein to him!
I'll step oot like ane sure o' a meetin,
I'll travel an' rin to him.
"A Song of Hope" by George MacDonald
He told her, how a lowly DAME
The LADY, lorn, befriended—
Who chang'd her own dear baby, dead,
And took the LADY'S in its stead—
And then—"Forgive her Heav'n! " He said,
And so, his Story ended.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson

In news:

SpaceX is proof private industry can succeed in government's stead .
No 'Today Show' for Vanderpool or Stead .
The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead .
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C Stead .
CK Stead 's wonderful slow-burner.
For Steading Tumultuous Nation, Obama's Earned Second Term.
In its stead I have now been wondering more about the roads that I pass daily yet never travel down.
Some called for Stead's resignation.
Jordan Stead, SFC / SF.
Rebecca Stead, read by Jesse Bernstein .
A CONVERSATION WITH… — Mary Johnson cares so much, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure the children in her stead care, too.
A man is charged with arson after a house fire in Stead Wednesday afternoon.
( Jordan Stead Reuters, REUTERS / December 9, 2012 ).
Chicago – The American Medical Association (AMA) presented Latha G Stead, M.D.
Exactly as predicted, Rebecca Stead ("When You Reach Me" and Jerry Pinkney ("The Lion &.

In science:

The quantity that is acutally fit in stead of H0 is z/dA (z ) with z = 0.04, which is more model independent.
Testing the Void against Cosmological data: fitting CMB, BAO, SN and H0
The only point where the use of real Gaussian random variables in stead of complex ones causes a slight change is the use of (4.10) in that was established in , where we have to replace the denominator 2 by 4 in the case of real random variables.
PT symmetry and Weyl asymptotics
Namely, in stead of defining them for arbitrary functions f (tT ) we restrict their domain to class functions f (t[T ]), with t[T ] = PT ′∼T tT ′ .
A generalization of the Virasoro algebra to arbitrary dimensions
Hill, W., Stead, L., Rosenstein, M., & Furnas, G. ( ).
Technical Paper Recommendation: A Study in Combining Multiple Information Sources
In stead of doing so, we propose to analyze the physical topological characteristics of flows according to V.I.
Separation of variables for local symmetrical flows
One important difference between the acceleration of the two models is that the acceleration does not vanish in finite time, but in stead goes asymptotically to zero for α > 1 when no event horizon is included.
Effect of cosmic backreaction on the future evolution of an accelerating universe
With the notable stead on a perturbative expansion of particles tra jectories exception of Zel'dovich ( ) approximate solution (and in Lagrangian coordinates.
Perturbative Lagrangian Approach to Gravitational Instability
This part is under calculations. (2) We consider only the simplest case of 2 × 2 matrix, in stead of N × N matrix, as the calculation becomes more simpler. A complete investigation shall study all possible represent of the SU(2) matrix.
Quantum Energy of Fuzzy Sphere: Gaussian Variational Method
Strictly speaking, this forces us to consider the pathwise smooth A-paths. stead, since reparametrization does not affect the homotopy class , we can first reparametrize A-paths by a cut-off function τ ∈ C∞ (I , I ) (the reparametrization of a is aτ (t) = τ ′ (t)a(τ (t)), and then define [a] · [b] = [aτ ⊙ bτ ].
Integrability of Jacobi structures
Semimeasures are used in stead of measures, since the set of computable or enumerable measures has no universal element.
Influence tests I: ideal composite hypothesis tests, and causal semimeasures
In the latter setting, in stead, DQ (ρ||σ) is supposed to satisfy some asymptotic properties, namely weak additivity and lower asymptotic continuity, which will be defined later.
Reverse Test and Characterization of Quantum Relative Entropy
In particular, because of the fact that the condensate is located near the boundaries, for higher dimensions the thermodynamic limit for hypercubic boxes is not very suitable nor realistic and should in stead be taken with increasing absorbing balls.
Imperfect Bose Gas with Attractive Boundary Conditions
The reason for choosing ˜NL in stead of NL is the breaking of the spatial translation invariance in the two terms with k = 0 and k = 1.
Imperfect Bose Gas with Attractive Boundary Conditions
In stead of the weight distribution, we let {Ai} denote the distance distribution (for linear codes these are the same).
Codes for error detection, good or not good
Moreover, using P ⊥ Pue (C ⊥ , p) = P ⊥ of Pue (C ⊥ , π) and P ⊥ ue (C, p) in stead of Pue (C ⊥ , p) in the proof of Lemmas 1 and 2, we get the following result.
Codes for error detection, good or not good