Meaning of HORSE in English

HORSE

transcription, транскрипция: [ hɔ:(r)s ]

( horses)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

A horse is a large animal which people can ride. Some horses are used for pulling ploughs and carts.

A small man on a grey horse had appeared.

N-COUNT

2.

When you talk about the horses , you mean horse races in which people bet money on the horse which they think will win. ( INFORMAL )

He still likes to bet on the horses.

N-PLURAL : the N , usu on the N

3.

A vaulting horse is a tall piece of gymnastics equipment for jumping over.

N-COUNT

4.

If you hear something from the horse’s mouth , you hear it from someone who knows that it is definitely true.

He has got to hear it from the horse’s mouth. Then he can make a judgment as to whether his policy is correct or not.

PHRASE : v PHR

5.

see also clothes horse , dark horse , rocking horse , seahorse

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