instead ADVERB 1) as an alternative or substitute. 2) (instead of) in place of.

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  • Instead — In*stead , adv. [Pref. in + stead place.] [1913 Webster] 1. In the place or room; usually followed by of. [1913 Webster] Let thistles grow of wheat. Job xxxi. 40. [1913 Webster] Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab. 2 Sam. xvii …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instead — may refer to:* Instead (album), an album by Onetwo. * Instead (song), a single by Stacie Orrico from her 2003 album Stacie Orrico * A type of menstrual cup …   Wikipedia

  • instead — [in sted′] adv. [ IN1 + STEAD] in place of the person or thing mentioned: as an alternative or substitute [to feel like crying and laugh instead] instead of in place of …   English World dictionary

  • instead of — index in lieu of Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • instead — (adv.) 1590s, from M.E. ine stede (early 13c.; see STEAD (Cf. stead)); loan translation of L. in loco (Fr. en lieu de). Still often two words until c.1640 …   Etymology dictionary

  • instead — [adv] alternatively alternately, alternative, as a substitute, in lieu, in place of, in preference, on behalf of, on second thought, preferably, rather, rather than; concept 560 …   New thesaurus

  • INSTEAD — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Instead (значения). INSTEAD Тип …   Википедия

  • instead of — AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO, as a substitute for, as a replacement for, in place of, in lieu of, in preference to; rather than, as opposed to, as against, as contrasted with, before. → instead * * * preposition Etymology: Middle English in sted of : as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • instead — [[t]ɪnste̱d[/t]] ♦♦ 1) PHR PREP: PREP n/ ing If you do one thing instead of another, you do the first thing and not the second thing, as the result of a choice or a change of behaviour. She had to spend nearly four months away from him that… …   English dictionary

  • instead — in|stead [ ın sted ] adverb *** used for saying that one person, thing, or action replaces another: If you don t have olive oil, you can use sunflower oil instead. The committee has rejected our proposal. Instead, they have brought forward an… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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