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steed

 (stēd)
n.
1. A horse, especially a spirited one.
2. An animal used for riding: the use of camels as steeds.
3. Informal A vehicle, especially one that is ridden astride such as a bicycle or motorcycle.

[Middle English stede, from Old English stēda, stallion; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

steed

(stiːd)
n
(Animals) archaic or literary a horse, esp one that is spirited or swift
[Old English stēda stallion; related to German Stute female horse; see stud2]

steed

(stid)

n.
a horse, esp. a high-spirited one.
[before 900; Middle English stēde, Old English stēda stallion; akin to stōd stud2]
steed′like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.steed - (literary) a spirited horse for state or warsteed - (literary) a spirited horse for state or war
warhorse - horse used in war
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
Translations
جَواد
ganger
fákur
zirgs
tátoš
binek atı

steed

[stiːd] N (liter) → corcel m

steed

[ˈstiːd] n (literary)coursier m

steed

n (liter)Ross nt

steed

[stiːd] n (liter) → corsiero, destriero

steed

(stiːd) noun
an old word for a horse for riding.
References in classic literature ?
Most famous in our Western annals and Indian traditions is that of the White Steed of the Prairies; a magnificent milk-white charger, large-eyed, small-headed, bluff-chested, and with the dignity of a thousand monarchs in his lofty, overscorning carriage.
The dexterity with which he managed his steed, and something of youthful grace which he displayed in his manner, won him the favour of the multitude, which some of the lower classes expressed by calling out, ``Touch Ralph de Vipont's shield touch the Hospitallers shield; he has the least sure seat, he is your cheapest bargain.
He had, in fact, been a favorite steed of his master's, the choleric Van Ripper, who was a furious rider, and had infused, very probably, some of his own spirit into the animal; for, old and broken-down as he looked, there was more of the lurking devil in him than in any young filly in the country.
A BROOMSTICK which had long served a witch as a steed complained of the nature of its employment, which it thought degrading.
Soon after entered a fair Lady in mourning weeds, riding on a white ass with a Dwarf behind her leading a warlike steed, that bore the arms of a knight, and his spear in the Dwarf's hand.
When his snorting steed issued from the water, he found himself on a tremendous but damp and compact bed of sand, that was admirably adapted to the exhibition of the finest powers of the animal.
Your master the King has sent me hither to tell you to send him his golden armour and his steed and the silver apple.
Over this she folds, with great care, a drapery of scarlet and bright-colored calicoes, and now considers the caparison of her steed complete.
It is a land where no man permanently abides; for, in certain seasons of the year there is no food either for the hunter or his steed.
Presently they came to the banks of a wide river, and without a pause the wooden steed gave one final leap and launched them all in mid-air.
1-17) Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden- helmed, doughty in heart, shield-bearer, Saviour of cities, harnessed in bronze, strong of arm, unwearying, mighty with the spear, O defence of Olympus, father of warlike Victory, ally of Themis, stern governor of the rebellious, leader of righteous men, sceptred King of manliness, who whirl your fiery sphere among the planets in their sevenfold courses through the aether wherein your blazing steeds ever bear you above the third firmament of heaven; hear me, helper of men, giver of dauntless youth
I am in no mind to mount, but will go against them even as I am; Pallas Minerva bids me be afraid of no man, and even though one of them escape, their steeds shall not take both back again.