Definitions for horsehɔrs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

horsehɔrs(n.)(pl.)hors•es; horse

  1. (n.)a large, solid-hoofed, herbivorous mammal, Equus caballus, domesticated since prehistoric times, bred in numerous varieties, and used for carrying or pulling loads and for riding.

    Category: Mammals

  2. a fully mature male animal of this type; stallion.

    Category: Mammals

  3. something on which a person rides, sits, or exercises, as if astride the back of such an animal:

    rocking horse.

  4. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: Also called trestle. 1

  5. Category: Sport

    Ref: vaulting horse.; pommel horse.

  6. soldiers serving on horseback; cavalry:

    a thousand horse.

  7. Usu.,horses.Informal. horsepower.

    Category: Informal

  8. Informal. a knight in chess.

    Category: Checkers and Chess

  9. Slang. an illicit aid to schoolwork, esp. a literal translation of a foreign-language text; pony; crib.

    Category: Status (usage)

  10. a mass of rock enclosed within a lode or vein of ore.

    Category: Mining

  11. Slang.

    Category: Status (usage)

    Ref: heroin

  12. (v.t.)to provide with a horse or horses.

  13. to set on horseback.

  14. to move with great physical effort or force.

  15. Archaic. to place (someone) on a person's back, in order to be flogged.

  16. (v.i.)to mount or go on a horse.

  17. (of a mare) to be in heat.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  18. horse around,Informal. to fool around; indulge in horseplay.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

  19. (adj.)of or for a horse or horses.

  20. drawn or powered by a horse or horses.

  21. mounted or serving on horses:

    horse troops.

  22. unusually large.

Idioms for horse:

  1. from the horse's mouth, from the original or a trustworthy source.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  2. hold one's horses,Informal. to be patient.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  3. look a gift horse in the mouth, to be critical of a gift.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of horse:

bef. 900; ME, OE hors, c. OS hros, hers, OHG (h)ros, ON hross


Princeton's WordNet

  1. horse, Equus caballus(noun)

    solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

  2. horse, gymnastic horse(noun)

    a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs

  3. cavalry, horse cavalry, horse(noun)

    troops trained to fight on horseback

    "500 horse led the attack"

  4. sawhorse, horse, sawbuck, buck(noun)

    a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

  5. knight, horse(verb)

    a chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

  6. horse(verb)

    provide with a horse or horses

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. horse(noun)ɔrs

    a large animal with hooves, ridden by humans

    to ride a horse


  1. horse(Noun)


    Alright, mate, got any horse?

  2. HORSE(Noun)

    A poker variant consisting of five different poker variants, with the rules changing from one variant to the next after every hand.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Horse(noun)

    a hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (E. caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes

  2. Horse(noun)

    the male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male

  3. Horse(noun)

    mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished from foot

  4. Horse(noun)

    a frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc

  5. Horse(noun)

    a frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment

  6. Horse(noun)

    anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby

  7. Horse(noun)

    a mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse -- said of a vein -- is to divide into branches for a distance

  8. Horse(noun)

    see Footrope, a

  9. Horse(adj)

    a breastband for a leadsman

  10. Horse(adj)

    an iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon

  11. Horse(adj)

    a jackstay

  12. Horse(verb)

    to provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse

  13. Horse(verb)

    to sit astride of; to bestride

  14. Horse(verb)

    to cover, as a mare; -- said of the male

  15. Horse(verb)

    to take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer

  16. Horse(verb)

    to place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment

  17. Horse(verb)

    to get on horseback


  1. HORSE

    H.O.R.S.E. is a form of poker commonly played at the high stakes tables of casinos. It consists of rounds of play cycling among: ⁕Texas Hold 'em, ⁕Omaha hi-low split-eight or better, ⁕Razz, ⁕Seven card Stud, and ⁕Seven card stud hi-low split-Eight or better. H.O.R.S.E. is a limit game, including hold 'em. However, in some tournament situations, the final table is no-limit hold 'em. C.H.O.R.S.E adds Chowaha or Crazy Pineapple to the mix. This is convenient at such team events as BARGE, when it helps to have as many flop games as stud games. C.H.O.R.S.E.L adds lowball. T.H.O.R.S.E.H.A. is another 8-Game Mix which includes more games than most other mixed poker games. PokerStars started offering this game in 2008. It consists of limit 2-7 Triple Draw, limit Texas hold 'em, limit Omaha Hi-Lo, limit Razz, limit Seven-card Stud, limit Seven card Stud Hi-Lo, no limit Texas hold 'em and pot limit Omaha. 10-Game, the latest variation on the mixed poker games, overtook T.H.O.R.S.E.H.A. in the extent of its game inclusion. Launched by Full Tilt Poker in November 2010, 10-Game includes Limit Hold 'em, Limit Stud Hi/Lo, Pot Limit Omaha Hi, Limit 2-7 Triple Draw, Limit Razz, No Limit Hold ‘em, Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Limit Stud Hi, No Limit 2-7 Single Draw and Limit Badugi. Full Tilt Poker also offers the 9-Game, which includes all poker variants from the 10-Game with the exception of Badugi.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horse' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1384

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horse' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1196

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horse' in Nouns Frequency: #347

Translations for horse

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.

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