Origin of steed
Examples from the Web for steed
After he went public, Steed was the target of ridicule and gossip and even received hate mail.
As Steed told the paper in 2005, “I felt like I was the one who got in trouble.”
By speaking out, Steed saved an unknown number of boys from sexual abuse.
Holding his steed with a firm grip, he raised his right hand to the shouting besiegers, signifying that he wished to speak.Legends of the Rhine|Wilhelm Ruland
The “steed” in the “Rider of Grianaig,” pp. 14 and 15 of vol.Indian Fairy Tales|Anonymous
Before he pulled in his steed the men welcomed him vociferously, for it was Captain Baker.With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga|W. Bert Foster
The steed snorted and breathed hard upon those living lights.Debts of Honor|Maurus Jkai
A senorita loved him, And followed by his side; She (p. 080) opened the gates and gave to him Her father's steed to ride.Cowboy Songs|Various
British Dictionary definitions for steed
Word Origin for steed
Word Origin and History for steed
Old English steda "stallion, stud horse," from Proto-Germanic *stodjon (cf. Old Norse stoð), from the root of Old English stod (see stud (2)). In Middle English, "a great horse" (as distinguished from a palfrey), "a spirited war horse." Obsolete from 16c. except in poetic, rhetorical, or jocular language.