instead


instead

adverb

  1. as a substitute or replacement; in the place or stead of someone or something: We ordered tea but were served coffee instead.
  2. in preference; as a preferred or accepted alternative: The city has its pleasures, but she wished instead for the quiet of country life.
Idioms
  1. instead of, in place of; in lieu of: You can use milk instead of cream in this recipe.

adverb

  1. as a replacement, substitute, or alternative
  2. instead of (preposition) in place of or as an alternative to
adv.

1590s, from Middle English ine stede (early 13c.; see stead); loan-translation of Latin in loco (French en lieu de). Still often two words until c.1640.

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