\ 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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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 Baltimore County officials honored Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, who passed away suddenly on May 10, by naming the equine center the Kevin Kamenetz Arena. Colin Campbell, baltimoresun.com, "Cockeysville equine arena, dedicated to Kevin Kamenetz, will treat vets with PTSD," 20 May 2018 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

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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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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

Other Words from equine

equine adjective

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