noun, Scot. and North England.
a farm, especially its buildings.
the place of a person or thing as occupied by a successor or substitute:
The nephew of the queen came in her stead.
Obsolete. a place or locality.
verb (used with object)
to be of service, advantage, or avail to.
stand in good stead, to be useful to, especially in a critical situation:
Your experience will stand you in good stead.
the outbuildings of a farm
(preceded by in) (rare) the place, function, or position that should be taken by another: to come in someone’s stead
stand someone in good stead, to be useful or of good service to (someone)
(transitive) (archaic) to help or benefit
Christina (Ellen). 1902–83, Australian novelist. Her works include Seven Poor Men of Sydney (1934), The Man who Loved Children (1940), and Cotters’ England (1966)
adjective, steadier, steadiest. 1. firmly placed or fixed; stable in position or equilibrium: a steady ladder. 2. even or regular in movement: the steady swing of the pendulum. 3. free from change, variation, or interruption; uniform; continuous: a steady diet of meat and potatoes; a steady wind. 4. constant, regular, or habitual: a steady job. […]
- Steady as a rock
Firm, dependable, as in Betty always knows her part; she’s steady as a rock. This simile uses rock in the sense of “something that affords a sure support,” a usage dating from the early 1500s.
[sted-ee-goh-ing] /ˈstɛd iˈgoʊ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. steadfast; faithful; unchanging: steady-going service to the cause of justice. 2. regular and dependable, as in habits of living: a steady-going family man.
[sted-ee-han-did] /ˈstɛd iˈhæn dɪd/ adjective 1. having steady hands; having self-control; calm.