Meaning of HORSE in English

HORSE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a horse/boat/bike etc race

It’s legal to gamble on horse races.

charley horse

clothes horse

cows/horses etc graze in a field (= they eat the grass growing there )

Cattle were grazing in the field below.

dark horse

In the 1955 golf championship, dark horse Jack Fleck defeated Ben Hogan.

eat like a horse (= eat a lot )

She eats like a horse but never puts on any weight!

hold your horses! (= used to tell someone to do something more slowly or carefully )

horse chestnut

horse racing

horse show

horse trailer

pack horse

pommel horse

rocking horse

shire horse

stalking horse

white horses

wild horse/dog/pig etc

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

dark

Beware the ventriloquist, the dark horse , whose thrown voice juggles the truth.

And then there was the dark horse in the field.

Patterson, winner of the Euro 250 race at Mondello Park, could be the dark horse in these races.

Horses that have been transported in dark closed-in horse trucks, certainly learn to fear them.

dead

I saw the white of Tamesin, the dead King's horse , as well as Alexander's purple cloak blowing in the wind.

This is a dead draw, but Karpov flogged a very dead horse until move 86 before acquiescing in the inevitable.

Beating the same old dead horse ..

Glitter is Dot Cotton in foot-thick panstick, flogging a dead horse until its bones are a pile of dust.

The Sioux might eat a dead horse , but would never kill one for food.

If something is carried on then it is flogging a dead horse or blind ambition.

They seem to be flogging a dead horse .

trojan

The commitment to devolution was the Trojan horse within Labour's gates.

And, likewise, a Trojan horse .

If Kinnock chooses to fight to retain his leadership, he will have to confront the Trojan horse .

Target company A company which is about to be, or is being, acquired. Trojan horse Same as White squire.

white

From 1874 upon the sail was emblazoned the rampant white horse of Kent.

The notion of some man on a white horse saving the party with a late candidacy is fanciful.

Mr Bean's mate was bringing out an extraordinary white horse covered in black spots.

A small black and white quarter horse was nibbling grass among the trees.

The white horse of heroin galloped to my side.

A: A white horse swimming in Jell-O.

He was on a white horse but even she could see that it was not Ana's horse.

Here's the chap on the white horse again, he never loses his feathers.

wild

Roberts has found the prints of wolves, wild boar, goats, wild horse and sheep.

The place was stark yet intensely present. Wild horse and donkey tracks skirted the bases of red, sedimentary hills.

Morthen kicked the wild horse and galloped up to the earth wall.

Or the lean-flanked wild and free horse .

He told me he had a wild horse for me to ride at the roundup.

This Przewalski's stallion has the typical dun coat of a truly wild horse .

The second type of horsemen are wild horse archers recruited from the nomadic tribes of the Kislev steppes.

■ NOUN

chestnut

The familiar figure of Selwyn Hopkins sat on the bench under the horse chestnut tree, gazing out over the estuary.

Already, two mature horse chestnuts had been felled.

Its several greens with their majestic horse chestnuts are overlooked by the church from its commanding hilltop position.

Some leaves are especially toxic: those of evergreens like holly and laurel, as well as horse chestnut and willows.

gift

But never one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I say, be gracious and accept this delightful offering.

That villain of a landlord was not the one to look a gift horse in the mouth.

race

The Grand National as always, has been the horse race of the year.

The musicals are a real horse race .

The women's competition was a two horse race between last year's winners Surrey and previous champions Essex.

It is certainly better than any horse race , or any other gambling, when the odds are never in your favor.

Meanwhile Labour insist Cheltenham is now a 3 horse race with issues not personalities at the forefront.

Because for once the Grammy contest is shaping up as a real horse race .

As the spirit of the day mounted, there would probably be horse races and wrestling matches to entertain the folks.

racing

Among the Peers was the Marquess of Zetland, aged 54 and better known for his love of horse racing .

Doncaster Central Library A substantial archive is devoted to the history of horse racing , and another to railways.

Here you can also see National Hunt horse racing .

The overall picture is of the first generation harbouring little interest in sport, apart from horse racing !

riding

Other activities available at a charge are horse riding , water-skiing, sauna, massage, tennis and wind-surfing lessons.

The teachers in the ring show the children how to do basic horse riding .

She attends Ropley School and enjoys dancing, horse riding and drama, as well as bell-ringing and singing in the Ropley Church choir.

This is a veritable paradise for all those who love walking, swimming and above all, horse riding .

Plenty to do for the young and elderly including windsurfing, sailing, bowls, tennis and horse riding .

The holiday includes walking, horse riding and mountain biking in the area..

show

It was a mixture of agricultural show , horse show, trade exhibition, Highland Games and garden fete.

Visitors to the camp and the boys themselves endured cleansing rituals, and campers stayed away from the local annual horse show .

This is always one of the best horse shows of the year.

During a horse show he positioned himself at the edge of the arena.

The keenness of the Horse Rangers is particularly evident during the build-up to their annual horse show .

If you visit any horse show you will see plenty of freeze branded winners.

We entered the very horse show that we had to sit out the year before.

trailer

Nearby would be a trail head that could accommodate 15 cars and 10 horse trailers .

You can take horses to shows in horse trailers pulled by cars or horse boxes, a vehicle of its own.

Whereas the same horses often travel quite happily in the ordinary, well-lighted, double horse trailers drawn by a car.

■ VERB

lead

As he spoke, a figure came from one of the stables leading a horse .

They often helped by leading the horse , setting the locks or steering the boat.

He had to lead his horse over Honister Pass but its barrenness pleased him greatly.

He noticed Karelius, raised a hand in greeting, and dismounted to lead his horse through to the stables.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink, he jokes.

We are not only leading the horse but also giving it mental stimulation.

mount

A groan burst from his lips as he mounted his horse , and for a second the world swam before his eyes.

Russell mounted his horse , rode off, and rode back at full gallop toward the trailer.

Sharpe wearily mounted his fresh horse .

Quickly the king's son mounted his horse again and rode back over forty-nine kingdoms.

He had mounted the Dragoon's horse and was leading the tired mare by her reins.

Knight, mounting his horse , wearing chain mail of the type developed from eastern sources during Barbarossa's reign.

Scathach led the way to the gate, pulled it down again and mounted his own horse .

Now, when you mount a horse , you simply push your boot in to the stirrup.

ride

It was our first morning of filming and when I rode the horse I really liked him.

I was dreaming that I was riding a horse .

Sometimes you can ride a horse that's never done it before.

Nine-year-old Pippa Simmons likes dancing and would like to ride a horse .

You're about to ride a horse .

Additionally, training and riding a horse teaches it a whole range of new habits in relation to its work and us.

To ride a horse it has to have saddlery.

The plaintiff rode his horse violently and collided with a pole which the defendant had negligently left in the road.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

I could eat a horse

back the wrong horse

be flogging a dead horse

If something is carried on then it is flogging a dead horse or blind ambition.

They seem to be flogging a dead horse.

be/get on your high horse

All right, all right; don't get on your high horse.

Don't get on your high horse with me.

Oh, now he gets on his high horse and accuses me of being an anti-Semite!

choke a horse

I have enough kitchen gadgets to choke a horse.

drive a coach and horses through sth

But how useful would such a right be anyway, if an intelligence agency can drive a coach and horses through it?

Callinicos drives a coach and horses through postmodernism; well and good.

never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth

pigeon/horse etc fancier

Although this usage has almost disappeared, it is still visible in pigeon fanciers .

Robert is a pigeon fancier and a member of the Johnstone Social Flying Club.

put the cart before the horse

It is Labour's insistence on putting the cart before the horse which fills me with gloom.

It seems to me that Mr Topolski is putting the cart before the horse.

This is putting the cart before the horse.

This may sound like putting the cart before the horse and being unnecessarily pessimistic.

shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted

the Trojan Horse

wild horses would/could not ...

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Athelstan stopped his horse outside St Erconwald's and thought about that further.

He kisses her and swings on to his horse .

If you have a performance horse , be wary of prohibited substances.

Meanwhile, Seb tied the reins of his horse to the back of the cart before sprinting towards the manor house.

The horse rolled over on me and I had to jump off to safety.&.

The horse was third favourite, quite well backed.

This means that the rider can help his horse should he peck on landing or hesitate into a fence.

II. verb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be/get on your high horse

All right, all right; don't get on your high horse.

Don't get on your high horse with me.

Oh, now he gets on his high horse and accuses me of being an anti-Semite!

never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth

pigeon/horse etc fancier

Although this usage has almost disappeared, it is still visible in pigeon fanciers .

Robert is a pigeon fancier and a member of the Johnstone Social Flying Club.

put the cart before the horse

It is Labour's insistence on putting the cart before the horse which fills me with gloom.

It seems to me that Mr Topolski is putting the cart before the horse.

This is putting the cart before the horse.

This may sound like putting the cart before the horse and being unnecessarily pessimistic.

shut/close the stable door after the horse has bolted

the Trojan Horse

wild horses would/could not ...

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