Meaning of HORSE in English


I. noun (plural ~s; also ~) Etymology: Middle English hors, from Old English; akin to Old High German hros ~ Date: before 12th century 1. a. a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal ( Equus caballus, family Equidae, the ~ family) domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding, race~ , a male ~, a recent or extinct animal (as a zebra, ass, or onager) of the ~ family, 2. jackstay , a frame usually with legs used for supporting something (as planks or staging), c. pommel ~ , vaulting ~ , cavalry , a mass of the same geological character as the wall rock occurring within a vein, ~power , heroin , an athlete whose performance is consistently strong and reliable , a game in which players take turns attempting to duplicate successful basketball shots, a letter of the word "~" is awarded for each missed attempt, and the first player to receive all five letters loses, ~less adjective ~like adjective II. verb (~d; horsing) Date: before 12th century transitive verb to provide with a ~, to move by brute force, intransitive verb to be in heat, III. adjective Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to a ~, hauled or powered by a ~ , large or coarse of its kind, mounted on ~s

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