from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A horse, especially a spirited one.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stallion, especially in the sense of mount.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A horse, especially a spirited horse for state or war; -- used chiefly in poetry or stately prose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse: now chiefly poetical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (literary) a spirited horse for state or war
Middle English stede, from Old English stēda, stallion; see stā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English steda, ‘stallion’, ‘stud’ (Wiktionary)