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Princeton's WordNet

  1. steednoun

    (literary) a spirited horse for state or war


  1. steednoun

    A stallion, especially in the sense of mount.

  2. Etymology: Old English steda, ‘stallion’, ‘stud’

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Steednoun

    A horse for state or war.

    Etymology: steda , Saxon.

    My noble steed I give him,
    With all his trim belonging. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Impresses quaint, caparisons and steeds. John Milton.

    Stout are our men, and warlike are our steeds. Edmund Waller.

    She thought herself the trembling dame who fled,
    And him the grisly ghost that spurr’d th’ infernal steed. Dryd.

    Who, like our active African, instructs
    The fiery steed, and trains him to his hand? Joseph Addison, Cato.

    See! the bold youth strain up the threat’ning steep;
    Hang o’er their coursers heads with eager speed,
    And earth rolls back beneath the flying steed. Alexander Pope.


  1. steed

    A steed is a horse that is being ridden or is available for riding, often associated with horses used in the past for warfare, transportation, or in heroic and chivalic contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Steednoun

    a horse, especially a spirited horse for state of war; -- used chiefly in poetry or stately prose

  2. Etymology: [OE. stede, AS. stda a stud-horse, war horse, fr. std a stud of breeding steeds; akin to G. stute a mare, Icel. stedda, st, a stud. 163. See Stud of horses.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Steed

    stēd, n. a horse or stallion, esp. a spirited horse. [A.S. stéda, from stód, a stud; Ger. stute, a stud-mare, ge-stüte, a stud.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. steed

    A horse either for state or war.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STEED

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Steed is ranked #3484 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Steed surname appeared 10,250 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Steed.

    76% or 7,798 total occurrences were White.
    17.4% or 1,790 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 215 total occurrences were Asian.
    2% or 213 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 172 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 62 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of steed in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of steed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of steed in a Sentence

  1. Rick Buhr:

    Mandi Steed was one of the people that really stepped up and... was working a ton of hours, filling in, and I'm sure it wore on Mandi Steed, we lost a lot of good people who either got other jobs or decided to leave this industry for something else.

  2. Rick Buhr:

    You knew the interactions that you were going to have with people, and they weren't going to be great. mandi Steed was one of the people that really stepped up and... was working a ton of hours, filling in, and I'm sure it wore on Mandi Steed.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone

  4. Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller:

    Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

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