- a horse, especially a high-spirited one.
Origin of steed
Related Words for steedcolt, mare, stallion, filly, plug, pony, nag, foal, steed, gelding, mustang, bronco
Examples from the Web for steed
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of steed
"We shut the door when the steed's stolen, Mr. Arthur," was his salutation.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
I thank you, Captain, I shall use my own steed, which is waiting for me close at hand.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Our steed was then put in again in a few seconds, and we proceeded on our way.My Double Life
And he brought back with him from that land a steed of the gods, nine feet high.
The steed was staked out in the field of the mushrooms of life.
- archaic, or literary a horse, esp one that is spirited or swift
Word Origin 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.