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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

Etymologies

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)

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