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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Instead  \In*stead"\,  adv  [Pref.  in-  +  stead  place.] 
  1.  In  the  place  or  room  --  usually  followed  by  of 
 
  Let  thistles  grow  of  wheat.  --Job  xxxi. 
  40. 
 
  Absalom  made  Amasa  captain  of  the  host  instead  of 
  Joab.  --2  Sam.  xvii. 
  25. 
 
  2.  Equivalent;  equal  to  --  usually  with  of  [R.] 
 
  This  very  consideration  to  a  wise  man  is  instead  of 
  a  thousand  arguments,  to  satisfy  him  that  in  those 
  times  no  such  thing  was  believed.  --Tillotson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  instead 
  adv  1:  in  place  of  or  as  an  alternative  to  "Felix  became  a 
  herpetologist  instead";  "alternatively  we  could  buy  a 
  used  car"  [syn:  {alternatively},  {as  an  alternative}, 
  {or  else}] 
  2:  on  the  contrary;  "rather  than  disappoint  the  children,  he 
  did  two  quick  tricks  before  he  left";  "he  didn't  call 
  rather  (or  instead),  he  wrote  her  a  letter";  "used  English 
  terms  instead  of  Latin  ones"  [syn:  {rather}] 




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