Pronunciation: hôrs
n.1.(Zool.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (Equus 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.The male of the genus Equus, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.
3.Mounted soldiery; cavalry; - used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; - distinguished from foot.
4.A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
5.A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
6.Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.
7.(Mining) 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.(Naut.) See Footrope, a.
9.(Student Slang) A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; - called also trot, pony, Dobbin.
Black horse
etc. See under Black, etc.
Horse aloes
caballine aloes.
Horse ant
(Zool.) a large ant (Formica rufa); - called also horse emmet.
Horse artillery
that portion of the artillery in which the cannoneers are mounted, and which usually serves with the cavalry; flying artillery.
Horse balm
(Bot.) a strong-scented labiate plant (Collinsonia Canadensis), having large leaves and yellowish flowers.
Horse bean
(Bot.) a variety of the English or Windsor bean (Faba vulgaris), grown for feeding horses.
Horse boat
a boat for conveying horses and cattle, or a boat propelled by horses.
Horse bot
(Zool.) See Botfly, and Bots.
Horse box
a railroad car for transporting valuable horses, as hunters.
Horse breaker
one employed in subduing or training horses for use.
Horse car
a - A railroad car drawn by horses. See under Car.
b - A car fitted for transporting horses.
Horse cassia
(Bot.) a leguminous plant (Cassia Javanica), bearing long pods, which contain a black, catharic pulp, much used in the East Indies as a horse medicine.
Horse cloth
a cloth to cover a horse.
Horse conch
(Zool.) a large, spiral, marine shell of the genus Triton. See Triton.
Horse courser
a - One that runs horses, or keeps horses for racing.
b - A dealer in horses.
- Johnson.
Horse crab
(Zool.) the Limulus; - called also horsefoot, horsehoe crab, and king crab.
- Wiseman.
Horse crevallé
(Zool.) the cavally.
Horse emmet
(Zool.) the horse ant.
Horse finch
(Zool.) the chaffinch.
Horse gentian
(Bot.) fever root.
Horse iron
(Naut.) a large calking iron.
Horse latitudes
a space in the North Atlantic famous for calms and baffling winds, being between the westerly winds of higher latitudes and the trade winds.
Horse mackrel
a - (Zool.) The common tunny (Orcynus thunnus), found on the Atlantic coast of Europe and America, and in the Mediterranean.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
b - The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
c - The scad.
d - The name is locally applied to various other fishes, as the California hake, the black candlefish, the jurel, the bluefish, etc.
Horse marine
(Naut.) an awkward, lubbery person; one of a mythical body of marine cavalry.
Horse mussel
(Zool.) a large, marine mussel (Modiola modiolus), found on the northern shores of Europe and America.
Horse nettle
(Bot.) a coarse, prickly, American herb, the Solanum Carolinense.
Horse parsley
(Bot.) See Alexanders.
Horse purslain
(Bot.) a coarse fleshy weed of tropical America (Trianthema monogymnum).
Horse race
a race by horses; a match of horses in running or trotting.
Horse racing
the practice of racing with horses.
Horse railroad
a railroad on which the cars are drawn by horses; - in England, and sometimes in the United States, called a tramway.
Horse run
(Civil Engin.) a device for drawing loaded wheelbarrows up an inclined plane by horse power.
Horse sense
strong common sense.
Horse soldier
a cavalryman.
Horse sponge
(Zool.) a large, coarse, commercial sponge (Spongia equina).
Horse stinger
(Zool.) a shrub of the southern part of the United States (Symplocos tinctoria), whose leaves are sweet, and good for fodder.
Horse tick
(Zool.) a winged, dipterous insect (Hippobosca equina), which troubles horses by biting them, and sucking their blood; - called also horsefly, horse louse, and forest fly.
Horse vetch
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Hippocrepis (Hippocrepis comosa), cultivated for the beauty of its flowers; - called also horsehoe vetch, from the peculiar shape of its pods.
Iron horse
a locomotive.
Salt horse
the sailor's name for salt beef.
To look a gift horse in the mouth
to examine the mouth of a horse which has been received as a gift, in order to ascertain his age; - hence, to accept favors in a critical and thankless spirit.
To take horse
a - To set out on horseback.
- Lowell.
b - To be covered, as a mare.
- Macaulay.
c - See definition 7 (above).
v. t.1.To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
[imp. & p. p. Horsed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Horsing.]
2.To sit astride of; to bestride.
3.To mate with (a mare); - said of the male.
4.To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
5.To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
v. i.1.To get on horseback.
Noun1.horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Synonyms: Equus caballus
2.horse - a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
3.horse - troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the attack"
4.horse - a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
Synonyms: sawbuck, sawhorse, buck
5.horse - a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
Synonyms: knight
Verb1.horse - provide with a horse or horses

HORSE. Until a horse has attained the age of four years, he is called a colt. (q.v.) Russ. & Ry. 416. This word is sometimes used as a generic name for all animals of the horse kind. 3 Brev. 9. Vide Colt; Gender; and Yelv. 67, a.

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Hors d'oeuvre
Hors de combat
Hors de son fee
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Horse aloes
Horse ant
horse around
Horse artillery
horse balm
horse barn
horse bean
horse blanket
Horse boat
Horse bot
horse botfly
Horse box
Horse breaker
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horse brier
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