Horse Definition

hôrs
horsed, horses, horsing
noun
horses
A vaulting horse.
American Heritage
A device, esp. a frame with legs, to support something.
Webster's New World
Anything like a horse in that a person sits, rides, or is carried on it.
Webster's New World
Heroin.
American Heritage
A domesticated or wild, perissodactylous mammal (Equus caballus), raised in many breeds, having a large body and head, four usually long, thin legs, and a long, flowing tail: horses have been ridden, used to pull loads, etc. since ancient times.
Webster's New World
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verb
horsed, horses, horsing
To mount or go on horseback.
Webster's New World
To supply with a horse or horses; put on horseback.
Webster's New World
To shove; push.
Webster's New World
To haul or hoist energetically.
American Heritage
To be in heat. Used of a mare.
American Heritage Medicine
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adjective
Of a horse or horses.
Webster's New World
Mounted on horses.
Webster's New World
Drawn or operated by a horse.
American Heritage
Large, strong, or coarse of its kind.
Horse mackerel.
Webster's New World
Larger or cruder than others in the same category.
Horse pills.
American Heritage
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idiom
a horse of another
  • Another matter entirely; something else.
American Heritage
beat
  • To continue to pursue a cause that has no hope of success.
  • To dwell tiresomely on a matter that has already been decided.
American Heritage
be
  • To be or become disdainful, superior, or conceited.
American Heritage
hold (one's) horses
  • To restrain oneself.
American Heritage
the horse's mouth
  • A source of information regarded as original or unimpeachable.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Horse

Noun

Singular:
horse
Plural:
horses

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Horse

Origin of Horse

  • From 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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English hors Old Norse hross horse and German Ross steed

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Initialism of Texas hold 'em, Omaha eight or better, razz, seven card stud, and seven card stud eight or better.

    From Wiktionary

  • From horse, the word used to keep track of missed shots

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown

    From Wiktionary

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