- The definition of a steed is a high-spirited horse.
A spirited horse that can be ridden is an example of a steed.
steed definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English stede ; from Old English steda, stud horse, stallion ; from base of stod, stud
steed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English stede, from Old English stēda, stallion; see stā- in Indo-European roots.