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Definitions of instead

  1. in place of, or as an alternative to; "Felix became a herpetologist instead"; "alternatively we could buy a used car" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. on the contrary; "rather than disappoint the children, he did two quick tricks before he left"; "he didn't call; rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"; "used English terms instead of Latin ones" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. In the place or room; - usually followed by of. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Equivalent; equal to; - usually with of. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. In room or place; followed by of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. In the stead, place, or room of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. In place of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. In the place or room of. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. In the place or room; -- usually followed by of. mso.anu.edu.au
  10. Equivalent; equal to; -- usually with of. mso.anu.edu.au
  11. In the place or room; usually followed by of. dictgcide_fs
  12. Equivalent; equal to; usually with of. dictgcide_fs
  13. in-sted', adv. in the stead, place, or room of. [M. E. in stede--A.S. on stede, in the place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. As a substitute or alternative; in place of, as i. of this, i. of going, you should be out i. of (sitting) in on this fine day, (also in his, my, our, STEAD). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. adv. In the stead, place, or room. Cabinet Dictionary

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