Meaning of HORSE in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ hɔ:(r)s ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
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.
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
A vaulting horse is a tall piece of gymnastics equipment for jumping over.
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
see also clothes horse , dark horse , rocking horse , seahorse
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006