Definition of Horse in English :

Define Horse in English

Horse meaning in English

Meaning of Horse in English

Pronunciation of Horse in English

Horse pronunciation in English

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1. equus caballus, horse

solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

2. gymnastic horse, horse

a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs

3. cavalry, horse, horse cavalry

troops trained to fight on horseback

Example Sentences:
'500 horse led the attack'

4. buck, horse, sawbuck, sawhorse

a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

5. horse, knight

a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)


6. horse

provide with a horse or horses

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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a domesticated perissodactyl mammal, Equus caballus, used for draught work and riding: family Equidae
▶ Related adjective: equine
the adult male of this species; stallion
3.  wild horse
any other member of the family Equidae, such as the zebra or ass
(as modifier)
the horse family
5. (functioning as plural)
horsemen, esp cavalry
a regiment of horse
6. Also called: buck gymnastics
a padded apparatus on legs, used for vaulting, etc
a narrow board supported by a pair of legs at each end, used as a frame for sawing or as a trestle, barrier, etc
a contrivance on which a person may ride and exercise
9.  a slang word for heroin
10. mining
a mass of rock within a vein of ore
11. nautical
a rod, rope, or cable, fixed at the ends, along which something may slide by means of a thimble, shackle, or other fitting; traveller
12. chess an informal name for knight
13. informal short for horsepower
14. (modifier)
drawn by a horse or horses
a horse cart
15.  a horse of another colour
16.  be on one's high horse
17.  flog a dead horse
18.  hold one's horses
19.  horses for courses
20.  the horse's mouth
21.  to horse!
22. (transitive)
to provide with a horse or horses
to put or be put on horseback
24. (transitive)
to move (something heavy) into position by sheer physical strength

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nounWord forms: plural ˈhorses or horse
a domesticated or wild, perissodactylous mammal (Equus caballus), raised in many breeds, having a large body and head, four usually long, thin legs, and a long, flowing tail: horses have been ridden, used to pull loads, etc. since ancient times
the full-grown male of the horse; gelding or stallion
anything like a horse in that a person sits, rides, or is carried on it
a device, esp. a frame with legs, to support something
; specif.,
a clotheshorse
a man regarded as resembling a horse, as in having great strength or endurance
sometimes used as a general term of address
6.  Chess; Informal
a knight
7.  US, Informal
pony (sense 4)
8.  Slang
horsepower (sense 2)
b.  [pl.]
horsepower (sense 3)
c.  US
9.  Gymnastics
a padded block on legs, used for vaulting events
see also pommel horse
10.  [with pl. v.]; Military; British
mounted troops; cavalry
11.  Mining
a mass of earth or rock inside a vein or coal seam
verb transitiveWord forms: horsed or ˈhorsing
to supply with a horse or horses; put on horseback
to place on a man's back or a wooden horse for flogging
to flog
14.  Informal
to shove; push
15.  US, Slang
to subject to horseplay
verb intransitive
to mount or go on horseback
of a horse or horses
mounted on horses
large, strong, or coarse of its kind
horse mackerel

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of horse
a. A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short coat, a long mane, and a long tail, domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads.
b. An adult male horse; a stallion.
c. Any of various equine mammals, such as the wild Asian species Przewalski's horse or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse.
2. A frame or device, usually with four legs, used for supporting or holding.
3. Sports A vaulting horse.
4. Slang Heroin.
5. often horses Horsepower: a muscle car with 400 horses under the hood.
6. Mounted soldiers; cavalry: a squadron of horse.
7. Geology
a. A block of rock interrupting a vein and containing no minerals.
b. A large block of displaced rock that is caught along a fault.
v. horsed, hors·ing, hors·es
1. To provide with a horse.
2. To haul or hoist energetically: "Things had changed little since the days of the pyramids, with building materials being horsed into place by muscle power" (Henry Allen).
To be in heat. Used of a mare.
1. Of or relating to a horse: a horse blanket.
2. Mounted on horses: horse guards.
3. Drawn or operated by a horse.
4. Larger or cruder than others in the same category: horse pills.

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