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Definition of equine

: of, relating to, or resembling a horse or the horse family

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Other Words from equine

equine noun
equinely adverb

Examples of equine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An ambulance arriving on the scene to carry Mongolian Groom to an equine hospital. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Mongolian Groom's death in Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita will haunt horse racing," 3 Nov. 2019 Horse racing has been beset by scandal due to a rash of equine deaths, causing the iconic Santa Anita track in Southern California to temporarily cancel all races early this year. oregonlive, "With Portland Meadows gone, horse racing moves to Grants Pass, with first season deemed ‘outstanding success’," 8 Dec. 2019 After the race, he was attended to by a team of veterinarians led by Ryan Carpenter at the Santa Anita equine hospital, according to the Breeders' Cup. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Mongolian Groom euthanized after Breeders' Cup Classic injury; 37th horse to die at Santa Anita since December," 3 Nov. 2019 Those equine deaths occurred in Columbia, Colchester, Salem, Voluntown and Stirling. Gregory B. Hladky, courant.com, "Connecticut’s first human case of EEE this mosquito season is confirmed," 16 Sep. 2019 The alarmingly high number of equine deaths at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Golden Gate Fields in Albany and other tracks around the country is unacceptable. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial Boards, The Mercury News, "Editorial: California horse-racing deaths demand industry reforms," 5 July 2019 The year-round quarter horse racetrack is caught up in the actions taken by Santa Anita in the wake of 30 equine deaths during its six-month meeting. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Opening of Los Alamitos thoroughbred meeting brings unwanted scrutiny," 28 June 2019 Since it was established, the center has grown to include an equine hospital, small animal hospital, boarding facility, pet encounter therapy, therapeutic horseback riding for folks with disabilities and AniMeals food for pets of the homebound. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Helen Woodward center to start construction," 23 Jan. 2018 Stead said Princess Dorian had been transported to an equine hospital in Bonsall, California, and might need surgery. CBS News, "2 race horses euthanized and 1 left injured at famed California track," 11 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of equine

1776, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for equine

Latin equinus, from equus horse; akin to Old English eoh horse, Greek hippos, Sanskrit aśva

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The first known use of equine was in 1776

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Last Updated

18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Equine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equine. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of equine

: of or relating to horses
: resembling a horse


\ ˈē-ˌkwīn How to pronounce equine (audio) , ˈek-ˌwīn How to pronounce equine (audio) \

Medical Definition of equine

: a member of the family Equidae especially : horse

Other Words from equine

equine adjective

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