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

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 same day, Santa Anita saw its 24th equine death in the last five months. Liz Clarke, The Seattle Times, "At the center of Kentucky Derby controversy, War of Will is vindicated with victory in Preakness Stakes," 18 May 2019 Instead, the queen donned a pair of wellies, a hooded olive raincoat, and one of her signature silk headscarves and headed out to watch the events and chat with fellow equine fans. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "No One Looks Happier Sitting in the Rain Than Queen Elizabeth at a Horse Show," 9 May 2019 The couple were learn to learn more about a program supporting kids with special needs through equine therapy. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Wore a Men's J.Crew Coat on the Royal Tour of Morocco," 26 Feb. 2019 The students are split among pre-vet, vet tech and those who want to transfer to get a Bachelor’s in equine science. Tj Gibson, azcentral, "Horses and humans – 3 creative degrees you haven’t thought of," 18 June 2018 Dezeen Wear Space is, for lack of a better description, like equine blinkers for humans. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Panasonic designed human blinders to block out open-plan office distraction," 18 Oct. 2018 The amazing dwelling space belongs to Brittany Willis, 19, majoring in equine science. Katelyn Chef, Teen Vogue, "University of Kentucky Dorm Decor," 30 Aug. 2018 Hopefully the Queen can rest up during this vacation, in anticipation of yet another showdown with her equine nemesis. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Queen Elizabeth’s Nemesis Is This Tiny Pony," 6 Aug. 2018 An equine veterinarian administered antibiotics before the mare’s owner brought the animal home, according to the post. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Mare stuck in mud is rescued by volunteers in Ireland," 5 Aug. 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 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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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