Definitions of horse

  1. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
  2. solid- hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
  3. provide with a horse or horses
  4. a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
  5. a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically ( or vice versa)
  6. 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.
  7. The male of the genus horse, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
  8. A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
  9. A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
  10. Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
  11. See Footrope, a.
  12. A breastband for a leadsman.
  13. An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
  14. A jackstay.
  15. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
  16. To sit astride of; to bestride.
  17. To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
  18. To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
  19. To get on horseback.
  20. Horseplay; tomfoolery.
  21. Mounted soldiery; cavalry; - used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; - distinguished from foot.
  22. 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.
  23. To cover, as a mare; - said of the male.
  24. A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; - called also trot, pony, Dobbin.
  25. 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.
  26. To mount on, or furnish with, a horse; carry on horseback; place astride.
  27. A well- known quadruped: ( collectively) cavalry: that by which something is supported.
  28. To mount on a horse: to provide with a horse: to sit astride: to carry on the back.
  29. A solid- hoofed quadruped; cavalry; contrivance for carrying or supporting.
  30. To place on, or furnish with, a horse.
  31. To mount or carry, as on a horse; furnish horses for.
  32. A solid hoofed quadruped having a mane and tail of long coarse hair, and relatively small ears and head.
  33. The male of the horse.
  34. Mounted troops; cavalry.
  35. 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.
  36. To mount on horse; to provide with a horse; to sit astride; to carry on the back; to cover a mare.
  37. To get on horseback. To take horse, to set out to ride on horseback; to be covered, as a mare.
  38. A well- known domestic animal; cavalry; a wooden frame; a large stool or tressel.
  39. To work or furnish with a horse; to ride or sit on anything astride.
  40. Applied to something large and coarse.

Usage examples for horse

  1. We can't keep a horse, I tell you. – Starr, of the Desert by B. M Bower
  2. She leaped down quickly from her horse. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  3. The horse stood quietly. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  4. Bad for the horse, too. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  5. " I'm going across your place to save time; I want my horse," he explained hastily. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  6. It was the girl he had seen on the horse that morning, the magnate's daughter. – Curlie Carson Listens In by Roy J. Snell
  7. 166 Debnam, big, big horse.............................. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. He had not gone far when he came upon a horse. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. " To horse, then, as quickly as you can. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  12. I'll hold the horse. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  13. 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
  14. Get me a horse! – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  15. One or two of them called him an old horse! – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  16. But now the horse began to be a different kind of a horse. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  17. " You have forgotten the horse, Mr. Ralph," she said. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  18. That girl and that horse; they are the same. – Si'Wren of the Patriarchs by Roland Cheney
  19. But where's my horse? – Billy Bunny and Uncle Bull Frog by David Magie Cory