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(Stayed) a. Staid; fixed; settled; sober; now written staid. See Staid. Bacon. Pope.
(Stayed"ly), adv. Staidly. See Staidly. [R.]
1. Staidness. [Archaic] W. Whately.
2. Solidity; weight. [R.] Camden.
(Stay"er) n. One who upholds or supports that which props; one who, or that which, stays, stops,
or restrains; also, colloquially, a horse, man, etc., that has endurance, an a race.
(Stay"lace`) n. A lace for fastening stays.
(Stay"less), a. Without stop or delay. Mir. for Mag.
(Stay"mak`er) n. One whose occupation is to make stays.
(Stay"nil) n. (Zoöl.) The European starling. [Prov. Eng.]
(Stay"sail`) n. (Naut.) Any sail extended on a stay.
(Stay"ship`) n. (Zoöl.) A remora, fabled to stop ships by attaching itself to them.
(Stead) n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G.
statt, stätte, Icel. staðr, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. stas, and E. stand. &radic163. See Stand, and
cf. Staith, Stithy.]
1. Place, or spot, in general. [Obs., except in composition.] Chaucer.
Fly, therefore, fly this fearful stead anon.Spenser.
2. Place or room which another had, has, or might have. "Stewards of your steads." Piers Plowman.
In stead of bounds, he a pillar set.Chaucer.
3. A frame on which a bed is laid; a bedstead. [R.]
The genial bed,Dryden.
Sallow the feet, the borders, and the stead.
4. A farmhouse and offices. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
The word is now commonly used as the last part of a compound; as, farmstead, homestead, readstead,
In stead of, in place of. See Instead. To stand in stead, or To do stead, to be of use or great
The smallest act . . . shall stand us in great stead.Atterbury.
Here thy sword can do thee little stead.Milton.
(Stead), v. t.