Meaning of instead
Pronunciation: (in-sted'), [key]
- as a substitute or replacement; in the place or stead of someone or something: We ordered tea but were served coffee instead.
- in preference; as a preferred or accepted alternative: The city has its pleasures, but she wished instead for the quiet of country life.
- in place of; in lieu of: You can use milk instead of cream in this recipe.
- instead (Thesaurus)