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We found 32 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word instead:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. instead: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. instead: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. instead: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. instead: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. instead: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. instead: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. INstead, Instead, instead: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. instead: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. instead: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. instead: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. instead: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. instead: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Instead, instead: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. instead: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. instead: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Instead (album), Instead: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Instead: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. instead: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. instead: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. instead: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. instead: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. instead: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. instead: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. instead: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. instead: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. instead: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. instead: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. instead: Medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. INSTEAD: Acronym Finder [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. instead: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (instead)

adverb:  on the contrary ("Rather (or instead), he wrote her a letter")
adverb:  in place of, or as an alternative to ("Felix became a herpetologist instead")

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Phrases that include instead:   instead of a parent, who we are instead, you instead more...

Words similar to instead:   rather, alternatively, as an alternative, or else, more...


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