sted

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See also: STED, STed, and stêd

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sted, from Old English stede (place, spot, locality)

Noun[edit]

sted (plural steds)

  1. (largely obsolete) Alternative spelling of stead
    • 1500, Le Bone Florence of Rome
      They dud wyth hym as wyth þe dedd; They beryed hym in a ryall stedd.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser:
      And false Duessa in her sted had borne
    • 1927, Hélène Adeline Guerber, Myths of Greece and Rome[1], Library of Alexandria, →ISBN:
      But in the gloomy court was rais'd a bed, / Stuff'd with black plumes, and on an ebon sted

Adverb[edit]

sted (not comparable)

  1. short for instead of
    • 2010 February 22, “Hong Kong rejoices over Berlin film prize”, in Long Island Press[2], retrieved 2012-07-25:
      (This version CORRECTS Corrects title of movie to ‘Echoes of the Rainbow’ sted ‘Echoes of a Rainbow.’)
    • 2010 May 10, Vicki Smith, Holbrook Mohr, “Gulf Oil Spill: Unemployed Fishermen Struggling To Get By”, in Huffington Post[3], retrieved 2012-07-25:
      Eds: CORRECTS name of city to 'Pass Christian' sted 'Port'. Moving on general news and financial services. AP Video.

References[edit]

  • Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia Supplement, Vol. XII, Page 1269, sted, steddy

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse staðr (place; city), from Proto-Germanic *stadiz. Cognate with German Statt and English stead, which are both restricted in their use. The meaning "city" is found in the cognates Danish stad, Swedish stad (city), and German Stadt (city).

The Danish form sted has its vowel from the plural, cf. stæder (cities).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sted n (singular definite stedet, plural indefinite steder)

  1. place
  2. spot
  3. passage, text
  4. homestead
  5. stead
    Jeg tog til kongen i min fars sted.
    I went to the king in my father's stead.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈsd̥ɛˀð], [ˈsd̥ɛðˀ]

Verb[edit]

sted

  1. imperative of stede

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English stede (a place, spot, locality)

Noun[edit]

sted (plural steds)

  1. a place, spot, locality
    • a. 1472, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], book VII, [London: [] by William Caxton], published 31 July 1485, OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur [], London: Published by David Nutt, [], 1889, OCLC 890162034:
      Thus they fought two houres [] & in many stedys they were wounded.
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    • c. 1400, Cursor Mundi:
      Paradis is a priue stedd, þar mani mirthes er e-medd.
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    • c. 1450, The History of the Holy Grail:
      The kyng in þat Roche had non sted / Where that he Myhte hyden In his hed.
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  2. a position or place occupied by someone
    • c. 1525, English Conquest of Ireland:
      helpeth vp þat adoun was y-broȝthe; to hys kynd sted
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  3. a house, property
    • c. 1400, Cursor Mundi:
      All men o rome sal cum ... Tak vr folk and sted wit-all ...
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    • c. 1500, Le Bone Florence of Rome:
      ... broght hym fro hys strenkyþfull stedd To grete Rome agayne.
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  4. a state, condition
    • c. 1450, Merlin:
      more sche hath decerved to be ded / thanne evere dyde my modyr jn ony sted.
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    • c. 1465, Paston Letters:
      It..shul stand me in gret ste [read: sted] her if it mygth be do closly and suerly.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: stead
  • Scots: steid, sted

References[edit]

  • Middle English Dictionary

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse staðr

Noun[edit]

sted n (definite singular stedet, indefinite plural steder, definite plural stedene)

  1. a place

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) stad
  • (Vallader) stà

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aestās, aestātem.

Noun[edit]

sted m (plural steds)

  1. (Puter) summer