Part of speech: noun

Place of another person or thing; preceded by in.

Part of speech: noun

Place of support; service.

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Usage examples "stead":

  1. Are you not that same Boccadoro, Fool of the Court of Pesaro, who donned the Lord Giovanni's armour and rode out to do battle in his stead? - "The Shame of Motley", Raphael Sabatini.
  2. Could not I get another in its stead? - "Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond]", Maria Edgeworth.
  3. He hath now been nine years dead, and another man is, in his stead, bishop of Lincoln. - "A Boy's Ride", Gulielma Zollinger.