Dictionary.com

steed

[ steed ]
/ stid /
Save This Word!

noun

a horse, especially a high-spirited one.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of steed

before 900; Middle English stēde,Old English stēda stallion; akin to stōdstud2; compare German Stute

OTHER WORDS FROM steed

steedlike, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for steed

British Dictionary definitions for steed

steed
/ (stiːd) /

noun

archaic, or literary a horse, esp one that is spirited or swift

Word Origin for steed

Old English stēda stallion; related to German Stute female horse; see stud ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK