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1horse

noun \ˈhrs\

: a large animal that is used for riding and for carrying and pulling things

: a frame used to support a piece of wood while it is being cut with a saw

: a large piece of equipment used in gymnastics

plural hors·es also horse

Full Definition of HORSE

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a (1) :  a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal (Equus caballus, family Equidae, the horse family) domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding (2) :  racehorse <play the horses>
b :  a male horse; especially :  stallion
c :  a recent or extinct animal (as a zebra, ass, or onager) of the horse family
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a :  jackstay
b :  a frame usually with legs used for supporting something (as planks or staging)
c (1) :  pommel horse
(2) :  vaulting horse
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horse plural :  cavalry
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:  a mass of the same geological character as the wall rock occurring within a vein
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slang :  heroin
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:  an athlete whose performance is consistently strong and reliable <a team with the horses to win the pennant>
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or H-O-R-S-E :  a game in which players take turns attempting to duplicate successful basketball shots, a letter of the word "horse" is awarded for each missed attempt, and the first player to receive all five letters loses
horse·less \ˈhr-sləs\ adjective
horse·like \ˈhrs-ˌlīk\ adjective
from the horse's mouth
:  from the original source

Examples of HORSE

  1. a car with 275 horses
  2. He lost a lot of money on the horses.

Illustration of HORSE

Origin of HORSE

Middle English hors, from Old English; akin to Old High German hros horse
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack

2horse

verb
horsedhors·ing

Definition of HORSE

transitive verb
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:  to provide with a horse
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:  to move by brute force
intransitive verb
of a mare :  to be in heat

First Known Use of HORSE

before 12th century

3horse

adjective

Definition of HORSE

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a :  of or relating to a horse
b :  hauled or powered by a horse <a horse barge>
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:  large or coarse of its kind
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:  mounted on horses <horse guards>

First Known Use of HORSE

15th century

Other Equestrian Terms

canter, cantle, curry, farrier, hunter, paddock, router, skirt, tack
H-O-R-S-E Defined for Kids

horse

noun \ˈhrs\

Definition of HORSE for Kids

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:  a large hoofed animal that feeds especially on grasses and is used as a work animal and for riding
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:  a frame that supports something (as wood while being cut)
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:  a piece of gymnasium equipment used for vaulting exercises
from the horse's mouth
:  from the original source
Medical Dictionary

horse

noun \ˈh(ə)rs\
plural hors·es also horse

Medical Definition of HORSE

:  a large solid-hoofed herbivorous mammal of the genus Equus (E. caballus) domesticated since prehistoric times

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