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horse (equine)

Definition:

a solid-hoofed, herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Derivatives:

equine | horse-drawn

Plural:

horses

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Equus caballus [species] | E. caballus [abbreviation, species] | gee-gee [baby talk, slang] | prad [Australia, informal, New Zealand]

Etymology:

[noun] Old English hors, from Proto-Germanic *hursa- (compare ... | [verb] Old...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of horse...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Horse | 48 [synonym] | Equus ferus caballus [species]

one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or the wild horse. It's an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, ... (43 of 13677 words, 17 images)

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Random House Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle] | prad [informal] | yarraman [Australian, archaic] | yarramen [Australian, archaic, plural] | back the wrong horse [sense-specific] | beat or flog a dead horse [sense-specific] | ...

a large, solid-hoofed, herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric ... | a fully mature male animal of this type; stallion. | any of several ... (21 of 567 words, 40 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/horse

Oxford Dictionary:

horse | take | about | don't change horses in midstream | frighten the horses | from the horse's mouth | horses for courses | you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink | horse around

a solid-hoofed plant-eating domesticated mammal with a flowing mane and ... | an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding. | a wild mammal of the horse ... (25 of 290 words, 17 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/horse

American Heritage Dictionary:

horse | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle] | horses [3rd-person singular present] | horse around | Equus caballus [species, sense-specific]

A large hoofed mammal "(Equus caballus") having a short-haired coat, a long ... | An adult male horse; a stallion. | Any of various equine mammals, ... (24 of 224 words, 18 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/horse

Wiktionary:

Equus caballus | Equus [genus, sense-specific]

Equus caballus | A taxonomic species within the genus Equus -- the horse. (11 of 13 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Equus caballus

Britannica Encyclopedia:

horse [mammal]

a hoofed, herbivorous mammal of the family Equidae. It comprises a single species, Equus caballus, whose numerous varieties are called breeds. Before ... (22 of 739 words, 59 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/272156​/horse

Merriam-Webster:

horse [entry 1, noun] | horses [plural] | from the horse's mouth | H-O-R-S-E [sense-specific] | horsepower [synonym, sense-specific] | racehorse [synonym, sense-specific] | especially [synonym, sense-specific] | jackstay [synonym, sense-specific] | heroin [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal (Equus caballus, family ... | "jackstay" ; a frame usually with legs used for supporting something ... (21 of 305 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/horse

horse [entry 2, verb] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle]

to provide with a horse | to move by brute force | [mare] to be in heat (15 of 42 words, 3 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/horse show=1

horse [entry 3, adjective]

of or relating to a horse ; hauled or powered by a horse | large or coarse of its kind | mounted on horses (22 of 45 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/horse show=2

Collins Dictionary:

horse | wild horse [sense-specific] | a horse of another colour [sense-specific] | be on one's high horse [sense-specific] | flog a dead horse [sense-specific] | hold one's horses [sense-specific] | horses for courses [sense-specific] | the horse's mouth [sense-specific] | to horse! [sense-specific] | ...

a domesticated perissodactyl mammalused for draught work and riding: family "Equidae" [related adjective] equine | the adult male of this species; ... (20 of 798 words, 25 definitions, 18 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/horse

Macmillan British Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural] | the horses | back/pick the right/wrong horse | beat/flog a dead horse | change horses in midstream | from the horse's mouth | get on your high horse | hold your horses | ...

[countable] a large animal that people ride. The sound that a horse makes ... | [countable] a piece of equipment shaped like a large box that is used ... (27 of 245 words, 12 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/horse

horse [verb, abbreviation] | horsed [past tense] | horsed around [past tense] | horsing [present participle] | horsing around [present participle] | horses [3rd-person singular present] | horses around [3rd-person singular present] | horse around [I/you/we/they, related]

horse around [intransitive] to play in a very lively or rough way (12 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/horse 10

New World Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle] | Equus caballus [species, sense-specific]

a domesticated or wild, perissodactylous mammal, raised in many breeds, ... | the full-grown male of the horse; gelding or stallion | anything like a ... (23 of 233 words, 19 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/horse

Columbia Encyclopedia:

horse | eohippus

hoofed, herbivorous mammal now represented by a single extant genus, "Equus". The term "horse" commonly refers only to the domestic "Equus caballus" ... (22 of 220 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0824223​.html

Cambridge Dictionary:

heroin | horse [slang]

a powerful illegal drug (4 of 24 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/heroin

horse [entry 1] | the horses | horses

a large animal with four legs which people ride on or use for carrying things or pulling vehicles | "the horses": [plural] [informal] horse races ... (24 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/horse 1

horse [entry 2] | vaulting horse

a wooden structure which you jump over for exercise (9 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/horse 2

Encarta Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle]

a large four-legged animal with a mane, tail, hooves, and a long head.riding, pulling vehicles, carrying loads. Latin name Equus caballus. | an adult ... (23 of 316 words, 13 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618779​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

horse

Origin: [noun] Old English hors, from Proto-Germanic *hursa- (compare ... | [verb] Old English horsian "to provide with a horse or horses", ... (20 of 430 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=horse

New World Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English hors from Old English hors, hros, akin to German ross (Old High German hros), probably from ... (18 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/horse

Wiktionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English horse, hors, from Old English hors ("horse"), from Proto-Germanic *hrussą ("horse"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱr̥sos ("horse"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱers- ("to run"). | Unknown

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/horse

Collins Dictionary:

horse

Origin: Old English hors; related to Old Frisian hors, Old High German hros, Old Norse hross

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/horse

Oxford Dictionary:

horse | take | about

Origin: Old English hors, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ros and German Ross

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/horse

American Heritage Dictionary:

horse | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle] | horses [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English hors.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/horse

Merriam-Webster:

horse [entry 1, noun] | horses [plural]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English hors, from Old English; akin to Old High German hros horse

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/horse

Encarta Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle]

Origin: Old English hors from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861618779​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "horse"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/horse

Collins Dictionary:

horse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "horse"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/horse

Macmillan American Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "horse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/horse

horse [verb, abbreviation] | horsed [past tense] | horsed around [past tense] | horsing [present participle] | horsing around [present participle] | horses [3rd-person singular present] | horses around [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "horse"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "horse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/horse

horse [verb, abbreviation] | horsed [past tense] | horsed around [past tense] | horsing [present participle] | horsing around [present participle] | horses [3rd-person singular present] | horses around [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "horse"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/horse 10

Cambridge Dictionary:

horse [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "horse"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "horse"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/horse 1

the Free Dictionary:

horse

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "horse"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "horse"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "horse" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/horse

Google Dictionary:

horse | horses [plural] | horsed [past tense] | horsing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "horse"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

horse

Audio: North American pronunciation of "horse"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=horse​001 word=horse

YourDictionary Audio:

horse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "horse" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/horse

freedictionary.org:

horse

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "horse" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=horse

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