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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 The assortment of art and antiques continues into the home’s adjacent stable, though the pieces here — including a photograph of 1953 Kentucky Derby winner Dark Star — are clearly equine themed. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 3 Sep. 2020 Sailing events are often held outside of land-locked host cities, and equestrian competitions were held in Stockholm in 1956 and Hong Kong in 2008 to avoid quarantine and other equine travel issues. Jon Herskovitz, Bloomberg.com, 29 Apr. 2020 That epidemic spread from the Middle East to parts of India and led to hundreds of thousands of equine deaths. Christa Lesté-lasserre, Science | AAAS, 16 Apr. 2020 Because Emergent’s technology involves additional steps than processing plasma from one person and infusing it into another, Saward says testing of the company’s human and equine plasma will take a few months. Alice Park, Time, 26 Mar. 2020 Their adult daughter manages the equine program at her alma mater, Lake Erie College. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, 21 Feb. 2020 The death of a horse after a race Thursday at Laurel Park Race Track has added to concerns about a sport that has been under scrutiny across the country for a staggering number of equine fatalities. Jean Marbella, baltimoresun.com, 22 Nov. 2019 The 5-year-old gelding trained by Craig Dollase was taken to the track’s equine hospital for diagnostics and X-rays. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2020 Some, including the equine DNA researchers who published the new discoveries, now suggest that Botai represents a separate, failed domestication event of Przewalski’s horse. William Taylor, The Conversation, 2 Mar. 2020

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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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“Equine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equine. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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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

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