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Definition of Stead


  1. Place, or spot, in general.
  2. Place or room which another had, has, or might have.
  3. A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead.
  4. A farmhouse and offices.
  5. To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.
  6. To fill place of.

Stead Quotations

No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well at last as the truth. This alone wears well.
Henry David Thoreau

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.
Victoria Woodhull

Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.
Loretta Young

My kind publishers, Toby Mundy and Margaret Stead of Atlantic Books, have commissioned me to write the life of Queen Victoria.
A. N. Wilson

On the king's gate the moss grew gray; The king came not. They call'd him dead; And made his eldest son, one day, Slave in his father's stead.
Helen Hunt Jackson
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Stead Translations

stead in German is Stelle
stead in Hungarian is hely

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