stead: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (sted), [key]
- the place of a person or thing as occupied by a successor or substitute: The nephew of the queen came in her stead.
- a place or locality.
- to be useful to, esp. in a critical situation: Your experience will stand you in good stead.
- to be of service, advantage, or avail to.
- stead (Thesaurus)