See also: STED

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sted, from Old English place, spot, locality

NounEdit

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 9781465523464:
      But in the gloomy court was rais'd a bed, / Stuff'd with black plumes, and on an ebon sted

AdverbEdit

sted (not comparable)

  1. short for instead of

ReferencesEdit

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

DanishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse staðr (place).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stɛd/, [sd̥ɛð]

NounEdit

sted n (singular definite stedet, plural indefinite steder)

  1. place
  2. spot
  3. passage, text
  4. homestead
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See stede (admit into the presence (of an authority))

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /stɛːd/, [sd̥ɛːˀð], [sd̥ɛðˀ]

VerbEdit

sted

  1. Imperative of stede.

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

sted (plural steds)

  1. a place, spot, locality
    Paradis is a priue stedd, þar mani mirthes er e-medd. — Cursor Mundi, c1400
    The kyng in þat Roche had non sted / Where that he Myhte hyden In his hed. — The History of the Holy Grail, c1450
  2. a position or place occupied by someone
    helpeth vp þat adoun was y-broȝthe; to hys kynd sted — English Conquest of Ireland, 1525
  3. a house, property
    All men o rome sal cum ... Tak vr folk and sted wit-all ... — Cursor Mundi, c1400
    ... broght hym fro hys strenkyþfull stedd To grete Rome agayne. — Le Bone Florence of Rome, 1500
  4. a state, condition
    more sche hath decerved to be ded / thanne evere dyde my modyr jn ony sted. — Merlin, 1450
    It..shul stand me in gret ste [read: sted] her if it mygth be do closly and suerly. — Paston Letters, 1465
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Derived termsEdit

  • stedfast — firm in purpose, unwavering, resolute
  • stedfasten — to make resolute, steady; to establish a date, appoint, set
  • stedfastship — firmness of purpose, resolve
  • stedful — firmly put
  • stedfulen — to make rich, prosperous
  • stedfastnes, stedfastnesse — immutableness, permanence, support, reinforcement
  • stedship — security

ReferencesEdit

  • Middle English Dictionary

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

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

  1. place

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

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

EtymologyEdit

From Latin aestās, aestātem.

NounEdit

sted m (plural steds)

  1. (Puter) summer
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