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EtymologyEdit

From Old English steda (stallion, stud) (compare Old Dutch stoti (herd of horses), Old High German stuot (herd of horses)).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: stēd, IPA(key): /stiːd/
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  • Rhymes: -iːd

NounEdit

steed (plural steeds)

  1. (archaic, poetic) A stallion, especially in the sense of mount.
    The studded bridle on a ragged bough
    Nimbly she fastens: -- O, how quick is love! --
    The steed is stalled up, and even now
    To tie the rider she begins to prove:
    Backward she push'd him, as she would be thrust,
    And govern'd him in strength, though not in lust. — Shakespeare, "Venus and Adonis".
  2. (cycling, slang, humorous) A bicycle.

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North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian stede, which derives from Proto-Germanic *stadiz. Cognates include West Frisian stêd.

NounEdit

steed n (plural steeden)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) city, town

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