Examples of stead in a sentence
a summer internship will stand you in good stead when applying to college
Origin and Etymology of stead
Middle English stede, from Old English; akin to Old High German stat place, Old English standan to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of stead
: to be of avail to : help
First Known Use of stead
STEAD Defined for Kids
Definition of stead for Students
1 : advantage Hint: This sense of stead is used mostly in the phrase stand someone in good stead. Buck's marvellous quickness and agility stood him in good stead. — Jack London, The Call of the Wild
2 : the place usually taken or duty carried out by the person or thing mentioned I'll work in your stead.
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