stand in stead of


stand in stead of
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  • stand in stead — help, assist, offer an advantage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stand in stead — Benefit, profit, be of use, be of service, be advantageous …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • To stand in stead — Stead Stead (st[e^]d), n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st[ a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta[thorn]s, and E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Staith},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stead — (st[e^]d), n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st[ a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta[thorn]s, and E. stand. [root]163. See {Stand}, and cf. {Staith}, {Stithy}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand someone/something in good stead — see ↑stead • • • Main Entry: ↑stand stand someone/something in good stead formal : to be useful or helpful to someone or something His language skills will stand him in good stead when he is traveling. • • • Main Entry: ↑stead …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand someone in good stead — stand/put/hold/someone in good stead phrase to be useful or helpful to someone It’s a useful experience which will stand you in good stead later in life. Thesaurus: to help someonesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand someone in good stead — stand (someone) in good stead if an experience, a skill, or a qualification will stand you in good stead, it will be useful in the future. She hoped that being editor of the school magazine would stand her in good stead for a career in journalism …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand in good stead — stand (someone) in good stead if an experience, a skill, or a qualification will stand you in good stead, it will be useful in the future. She hoped that being editor of the school magazine would stand her in good stead for a career in journalism …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand — ► VERB (past and past part. stood) 1) be in or rise to an upright position, supported by one s feet. 2) place or be situated in a particular position. 3) move in a standing position to a specified place: stand aside. 4) remain stationary or… …   English terms dictionary

  • stead — ► NOUN ▪ the place or role that someone or something should have or fill: she was appointed in his stead. ● stand in good stead Cf. ↑stand in good stead ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary


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