\ ˈē-ˌkwīn , ˈe- \

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

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The initiative comes at a critical time for the equine industry, said Elisabeth Jensen, executive vice president of the Kentucky Equine Education Project, an industry advocate and partner on the project. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "Lack of migrant workers leaves Kentucky searching for new labor pool," 25 June 2018 Hundreds of grassy acres in a semi-rural area near Tomball for years were home to an elite horse farm where Egyptian Arabians were bred, shown and sold to equine enthusiasts from far and wide. Nancy Sarnoff, Houston Chronicle, "Arabian horse farm to make way for 1,000 homes," 30 Jan. 2018 The walls of the tavern, which has dark brown pressed-tin ceilings and equine silhouettes galloping across every surface, are lined with paintings and ephemera paying homage to Thomas. Jennifer Larue, The Seattle Times, "Soaking up Manhattan’s literary history: A book lover’s bar-hopping guide," 2 July 2018 Milwaukee Urban Stables would combine community outreach, equine therapy and a new home for the police mounted patrol, according to the Department of City Development. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Proposed Bay View stables to house Milwaukee Police Department horses, therapy horses," 7 June 2018 According to the indictment, the equine center would send its attendance logs to Anson, who would approve them for reimbursement. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "Nonprofit meant to help troubled youth defrauded government of $400K, prosecutors say," 15 Feb. 2018 The barns have radiant-heated aisles, and there is an equine treadmill. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Railroad Chief’s Equestrian Estate Returns for 40% Off," 3 July 2018 At Chilao School — a former land holding of La Cañada Unified School District set deep into the hillsides of the Angeles National Forest — a group of horse fans spent a weekend expressing their devotion to all things equine. Sara Cardine, latimes.com, "Bond between horses, humans celebrated at Chilao School’s annual ‘Models in the Mountains’," 20 June 2018 With Horseback Riding There’s nothing quite as calming and joyful as spending a bit of quality time with a four-legged equine creature. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "From Trampoline Classes to Jump Roping, 6 Throwback Workouts That Don’t Feel Like Exercise," 20 June 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of equine

: of or relating to horses

: resembling a horse


\ ˈē-ˌkwīn , ˈek-ˌwīn \

Medical Definition of equine 

: a member of the family Equidae especially : horse

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equine adjective

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