HyperDic: instead

English > 2 senses of the word instead:
ADVERBallinstead, alternatively, or elsein place of, or as an alternative to
allinstead, ratheron the contrary
instead > pronunciation
Soundsihnsteh'd
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
English > instead: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn place of, or as an alternative to.
Example"Felix became a herpetologist instead"
Synonymsalternatively, or else
Spanishalternativamente, en vez de, o si no, por contraste
Catalanalternativament
English > instead: 2 senses > adverb 2
MeaningOn the contrary.
Examples
  • rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter"
  • "used English terms instead of Latin ones"
Synonymrather
Spanishen lugar de, en vez de, sin embargo

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