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English definition of “stead”

stead

noun uk   /sted/ us  
in sb's stead formal in place of someone: The marketing manager was ill and her deputy ran the meeting in her stead.Replacing and exchanging
stand sb in good stead → standsb in good steadChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
(Definition of stead from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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