instead definition

  • adverb:
    • instead of some thing previously mentioned; as a substitute or an equivalent: Having prepared to-drive, we strolled as an alternative.
    • In choice; alternatively: yearned instead for property and household.
    • In the place of some thing (usually pointed out earlier); instead or option
    • inside spot or room; -- usually followed closely by of.
    • Equivalent; add up to; -- generally with of.
    • in place of, or as an option to
    • on the contrary
  • others:
    • when you look at the stead; positioned or room; ergo, in equivalence or substitution: followed by of.
    • In its stead; in place of it, or regarding the thing or work mentioned.

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