horse meaning

[ hɔ:s ] Pronunciation:   "horse" in a sentence
Noun: horse  hors
  1. Solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    - Equus caballus 
  2. A padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
    - gymnastic horse 
  3. Troops trained to fight on horseback
    "500 horse led the attack"
    - cavalry, horse cavalry 
  4. A framework for holding wood that is being sawed
    - sawhorse, sawbuck [N. Amer], buck 
  5. A chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
    - knight
Verb: horse  hors
  1. Provide with a horse or horses

Sounds like: hoarse

Derived forms: horses, horsed, horsing

See also: equine, horse-drawn

Type of: cater, chess piece, chessman, equid, equine, exerciser, framework, gymnastic apparatus, military personnel, ply, provide, soldiery, supply, troops

Part of: Equus, genus Equus

Encyclopedia: Horse Horse, Akhal-teke Horse, Przewalski's

[American slang]
n. horse dung.
• I use horse on my vegetables.
• I got a job shoveling horse out of the stables.


See sawhorse.


See carriage.


Framing used as a temporary support.

Large,hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon,and there are several daily periods of rest. n pl hors·es also horse : a large solid-hoofed herbivorous mammal of the genus Equus (E. caballus) domesticated since a prehistoric period


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  1. the horse perked up its head when i shouted.
  2. after a hard gallop, the horse was played out.
  3. i have got no record of this horse 's form.
  4. a horse does not admired his companion.
  5. the poor old horse is on its last legs.

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