What Does Stead Mean?


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The word stead is used primarily in the idiomatic terms and when somebody is using the idiom 'in somebody or something's stead' it conveys the idea of using things instead of something else. The sentence that is a must to illustrate the meaning of the term is following: John was transferred and now Carolina who was his assistant has been appointed in his stead.

There is another idiom that has its basis on this very word and when somebody is using the idiom 'stand somebody in good stead' he is using for something that is useful or helpful to someone when he is in need of the thing. Given below is a sentence that can make you understand the idiom: Your friendly nature will stand you in good stead when you will be away from your land.

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