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To dispose of
to do
To do a thing on the cross
To do by
To do danger
To do for
To do grace
To do one honor
To do one shame
To do one's best
To do one's business
To do one's diligence
To do one's endeavor
To do over
To do reverence
To do the handsome thing
To do the honors
To do to death
To do truth
To do up
To do violence on
To do violence to
To do way
To do with
To do withal
To do without
To double upon
To double-bank an oar
To doubt not but
To drag an anchor

To do stead definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stead Stead, n. [OE. stede place, AS. stede; akin to LG. & D. stede, OS. stad, stedi, OHG. stat, G. statt, st["a]tte, Icel. sta[eth]r, Dan. sted, Sw. stad, Goth. sta?s, and E. stand. [root]163. 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, Sallow the feet, the borders, and the stead. --Dryden. 4. A farmhouse and offices. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Note: The word is now commonly used as the last part of a compound; as, farmstead, homestead, readstead, etc. In stead of, in place of. See Instead. To stand in stead, or To do stead, to be of use or great advantage. The smallest act . . . shall stand us in great stead. --Atterbury. Here thy sword can do thee little stead. --Milton.




 


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