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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 stead /ˈstɛd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stead, v. t.
 1. To help; to support; to benefit; to assist.
 Perhaps my succour or advisement meet,
 Mote stead you much your purpose to subdue.   --Spenser.
 It nothing steads us
 To chide him from our eaves.   --Shak.
 2. To fill the place of. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stead n.
 1. Place, or spot, in general. [Obs., except in composition.]
    Fly, therefore, fly this fearful stead anon.   --Spenser.
 2. Place or room which another had, has, or might have. “Stewards of your steads.”
    In stead of bounds, he a pillar set.   --Chaucer.
 3. A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead. [R.]
 The genial bed,
 Sallow the feet, the borders, and the stead.   --Dryden.
 4. A farmhouse and offices. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
 Note:The word is now commonly used as the last part of a compound; as, farmstead, homestead, roadstead, etc.
 In stead of, in place of. See Instead.
 To stand in stead, or To do stead, to be of use or great advantage.
    The smallest act . . . shall stand us in great stead.   --Atterbury.
    Here thy sword can do thee little stead.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the function or position properly or customarily occupied or
          served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his
          place"; "in lieu of" [syn: position, place, lieu]