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Definitions of horse

  1. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
  2. unacceptable behavior ( especially ludicrously false statements); " I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk"; " what he said was mostly bull"
  3. troops trained to fight on horseback; " 500 horse led the attack"
  4. solid- hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
  5. provide with a horse or horses
  6. a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
  7. a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically ( or vice versa)
  8. 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.
  9. The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
  10. A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
  11. A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
  12. Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
  13. See Footrope, a.
  14. A breastband for a leadsman.
  15. An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
  16. A jackstay.
  17. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
  18. To sit astride of; to bestride.
  19. To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
  20. To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
  21. To get on horseback.
  22. Horseplay; tomfoolery.
  23. Mounted soldiery; cavalry; - used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; - distinguished from foot.
  24. 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.
  25. To cover, as a mare; - said of the male.
  26. A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; - called also trot, pony, Dobbin.
  27. Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.
  28. A solid- hoofed quadruped, used for riding or drawing burdens; a male of the species; cavalry; a framework or machine for the support of anything.
  29. To mount on, or furnish with, a horse; carry on horseback; place astride.
  30. A perissodactyl ( odd- toed), solidungulate ( single- hoofed), quadrupedal mammal, Equus caballus, having a long and coarse- haired mane and tail, with short- haired coat, and corneous patches on the inner side of the legs between the knee and hock; employed chiefly as a draft animal.
  31. A well- known quadruped: ( collectively) cavalry: that by which something is supported.
  32. To mount on a horse: to provide with a horse: to sit astride: to carry on the back.
  33. A solid- hoofed quadruped; cavalry; contrivance for carrying or supporting.
  34. To place on, or furnish with, a horse.
  35. To mount or carry, as on a horse; furnish horses for.
  36. A solid hoofed quadruped having a mane and tail of long coarse hair, and relatively small ears and head.
  37. The male of the horse.
  38. Mounted troops; cavalry.
  39. A well- known quadruped of the genus equns; a male of the species; cavalry; that by which something is supported; a foot- rope along a yard, to support the sailors while they loose, reef, or furl the sails; a sloping table on which pressmen place their sheets, preparatory to printing.
  40. To mount on horse; to provide with a horse; to sit astride; to carry on the back; to cover a mare.
  41. To get on horseback. To take horse, to set out to ride on horseback; to be covered, as a mare.
  42. A well- known domestic animal; cavalry; a wooden frame; a large stool or tressel.
  43. To work or furnish with a horse; to ride or sit on anything astride.
  44. Applied to something large and coarse.
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Quotes of horse

  1. Few girls are as well shaped as a good horse – Hannah Arendt
  2. A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves- strong, powerful, beautiful- and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence. – Pam Brown
  3. I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse – King Charles V
  4. I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don't mean a handsome knight riding a white horse but a fella who answered the description of a right guy. – Gary Cooper
  5. The thing I like about my body is that it's strong. I can move furniture around my apartment. I can ride my horse I can play basketball. It's a well functioning machine. – Cindy Crawford
  6. Remember that a painting- before it is a battle horse a nude model, or some anecdote- is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order. – Maurice Denis
  7. We get a lot of people from out of state who come down and it's not what they expect Florida to be, the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean. – David Jones
  8. He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions. – Stephen Leacock
  9. I ride my horse at competition level. – Alannah Myles
  10. They put me in a harness, like a horse to learn the back somersault. It was weird up there when I put on that harness for the first time. The courage came with practice. – Donald O'Connor
  11. A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. – Ovid
  12. I figured somebody wrote a story who had a typewriter and I thought that movies were made by the cowboys and that they just said, 'Okay, you fall off the horse this time.' – John Sayles
  13. When I saw the movie, I said, I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently. – Eli Wallach
  14. I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  15. With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds. – Orville Wright

Usage examples for horse

  1. Get me a horse – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  2. 166 Debnam, big, big horse – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  3. " You have forgotten the horse Mr. Ralph," she said. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  4. " I'm going across your place to save time; I want my horse he explained hastily. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  5. One or two of them called him an old horse – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. We were full, and we knew too that D'Arpajou's horse were on the road. – In the Day of Adversity by John Bloundelle-Burton
  7. One square foot of fire grate area to every indicated horse power of the engine. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. " Oisin got down off his horse and then lifted the Princess down, and they went into the palace. – Fairies and Folk of Ireland by William Henry Frost
  9. She leaped down quickly from her horse – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  10. The horse stood quietly. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  11. But now the horse began to be a different kind of a horse – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  12. Sol ordered the horse to be put in, and by the time it was ready Christopher came down from the hill. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  13. " To horse then, as quickly as you can. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  14. That girl and that horse they are the same. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  15. We can't keep a horse I tell you. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  16. Bad for the horse too. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  17. I'll hold the horse – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  18. It was the girl he had seen on the horse that morning, the magnate's daughter. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  19. But where's my horse – Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog by David Magie Cory
  20. He had not gone far when he came upon a horse – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne