Associations to the word «Horse»


HORSE, noun. (heading) Any of several animals related to Equus ferus caballus.
HORSE, noun. A hoofed mammal, of the genus Equus, often used throughout history for riding and draft work.
HORSE, noun. (zoology) Any current or extinct animal of the family Equidae, including the zebra or the ass.
HORSE, noun. (military) (sometimes uncountable) Cavalry soldiers (sometimes capitalized when referring to an official category).
HORSE, noun. (chess) (informal) The chess piece representing a knight, depicted as a horse.
HORSE, noun. (slang) A large person.
HORSE, noun. (historical) A timber frame shaped like a horse, which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.
HORSE, noun. (heading) Equipment with legs.
HORSE, noun. In gymnastics, a piece of equipment with a body on two or four legs, approximately four feet high with two handles on top.
HORSE, noun. A frame with legs, used to support something.
HORSE, noun. (heading) (nautical) Equipment.
HORSE, noun. A rope stretching along a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling the sails; footrope.
HORSE, noun. A breastband for a leadsman.
HORSE, noun. An iron bar for a sheet traveller to slide upon.
HORSE, noun. A jackstay.
HORSE, noun. (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.
HORSE, noun. (slang) The sedative, antidepressant, and anxiolytic drug morphine, chiefly when used illicitly.
HORSE, noun. (US) An informal variant of basketball in which players match shots made by their opponent(s), each miss adding a letter to the word "horse", with 5 misses spelling the whole word and eliminating a player, until only the winner is left. Also HORSE, H-O-R-S-E or H.O.R.S.E. (see on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Variations of basketball#H-O-R-S-E).
HORSE, noun. (dated) (slang) (among students) A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination.
HORSE, noun. (dated) (slang) (among students) horseplay; tomfoolery
HORSE, verb. (intransitive) To frolic, to act mischievously. (Usually followed by "around".)
HORSE, verb. (transitive) To provide with a horse.
HORSE, verb. (obsolete) To get on horseback.
HORSE, verb. To sit astride of; to bestride.
HORSE, verb. (of a male horse) To copulate with (a mare).
HORSE, verb. To take or carry on the back.
HORSE, verb. To place on the back of another person, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
HORSE, noun. (uncountable) (slang) (dated) Heroin.
HORSE, noun. A poker variant consisting of five different poker variants, with the rules changing from one variant to the next after every hand.
HORSE, noun. Alternative spelling of horse (variant of basketball)
HORSE AND CART, noun. (dated) A cart, pulled by a horse and driven by a driver, used for transporting goods
HORSE AND HATTOCK, interjection. A call that invokes the fairies to transport someone or something.
HORSE AND HATTOCK, interjection. An incantation used in witchcraft in order to fly.
HORSE AND RABBIT STEW, noun. (idiomatic) A mixture of the crude and the delicate in grossly unequal quantities, with the crude overwhelmingly dominant.
HORSE ANT, noun. The ant Formica rufa.
HORSE ARCHER, noun. A cavalryman armed with a bow.
HORSE ARCHERS, noun. Plural of horse archer
HORSE AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) To play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.
HORSE BEAN, noun. Broad bean, Vicia faba
HORSE BEANS, noun. Plural of horse bean
HORSE BLANKET, noun. A blanket placed underneath the saddle of a horse.
HORSE BLANKET, noun. (obsolete) (slang) currency in the 1800s consisting of large size notes/bills.
HORSE BLANKETS, noun. Plural of horse blanket
HORSE BOT FLY, noun. A group of flies, Gasterophilinae, that are parastitic to equines.
HORSE BOX, noun. Alternative form of horsebox
HORSE CHESTNUT, noun. A species of trees of the genus Aesculus, common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres.
HORSE CHESTNUT, noun. The large nutlike seed of these trees, also known as a conker.
HORSE CHESTNUTS, noun. Plural of horse chestnut
HORSE COCK, noun. (countable) (vulgar) (slang) A very large penis.
HORSE COCK, noun. (uncountable) (slang) (chiefly military) Sausage such as baloney or salami.
HORSE COCK, noun. (uncountable) (slang) Nonsense, bullshit.
HORSE COCKS, noun. Plural of horse cock
HORSE DICK, noun. (vulgar) (slang) A very large penis.
HORSE DICKS, noun. Plural of horse dick
HORSE GENTIAN, noun. Any of the genus Triosteum of flowering plants, the feverworts.
HORSE HEAD FIDDLE, noun. Alternative form of horsehead fiddle
HORSE HEAD FIDDLES, noun. Plural of horse head fiddle
HORSE HOCKEY, noun. Horse excrement.
HORSE HOCKEY, noun. (slang) (euphemistic) False or deceitful statements; lies; exaggerations; nonsense. (a euphemism for horseshit).
HORSE HOCKEY, noun. (sports) Polo.
HORSE HOCKEY, interjection. An expression of disbelief or disgust.
HORSE IRON, noun. (nautical) A large calking iron.
HORSE LATITUDES, noun. (informal) (geography) (meteorology) The warm, subtropical bands which encircle the globe between approximately 30 and 35 degrees both north and south of the Equator, characterized by high atmospheric pressure and dry, variable winds ranging from calm to light.
HORSE LATITUDES, noun. (figuratively) A condition of relative inactivity, calm, or lethargy.
HORSE LATITUDES, noun. Alternative form of horse latitudes
HORSE LEECH, noun. Haemopis sanguisuga, a species of leech.
HORSE MACKEREL, noun. Any of several large fish:
HORSE MACKEREL, noun. The Australian bonito (Sarda australis)
HORSE MACKEREL, noun. The pilot fish (Naucrates ductor)
HORSE MACKEREL, noun. The jack mackerel (genus Trachurus).
HORSE MACKERELS, noun. Plural of horse mackerel
HORSE MARINE, noun. (nautical) (slang) An awkward, lubberly person; one of a mythical body of marine cavalry.
HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR, noun. (idiomatic) An unrelated or only incidentally related matter with distinctly different significance.
HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOUR, noun. Alternative spelling of horse of a different color
HORSE OPERA, noun. (idiomatic) A theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.
HORSE OPERA, noun. (idiomatic) (archaic) An equestrian show, as in a circus.
HORSE OPERAS, noun. Plural of horse opera
HORSE PILL, noun. (idiomatic) (sometimes mildly humorous) A medicinal pill which is very large in size and is therefore difficult for a person to swallow.
HORSE PILL, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A fact, proposal, claim, etc. that is difficult to accept or believe.
HORSE PISS, noun. (vulgar) urine from a horse.
HORSE PISS, noun. (vulgar) Lies, untruths.
HORSE PISS, noun. (vulgar) Nonsense, gibberish.
HORSE PISTOL, noun. A type of large pistol carried on the pommel of a saddle while riding.
HORSE POWER, noun. (obsolete) a machine that used draft horses as a source of power
HORSE PUCKEY, noun. An alternative form of horse hockey.
HORSE PUCKY, noun. (idiomatic) Nonsense.
HORSE RACE, noun. A competitive race for horses carrying jockeys; often the subject of betting
HORSE RACE, noun. An exciting and arduous competition (as in a political campaign).
HORSE RACES, noun. Plural of horse race
HORSE RACING, noun. A sport where horses and their jockeys compete to be fastest.
HORSE SENSE, noun. (idiomatic) Common sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.
HORSE SHOE, noun. Alternative form of horseshoe
HORSE SOLDIER, noun. (military) An army member who fights horseback; a cavalry or cavalier.
HORSE STANCE, noun. A posture in Asian martial arts which takes its name from the position assumed when riding a horse.
HORSE STANCES, noun. Plural of horse stance
HORSE THIEF, noun. Someone who steals horses.
HORSE THIEVES, noun. Plural of horse thief
HORSE TRADER, noun. Alternative spelling of horsetrader
HORSE TRADING, noun. Alternative spelling of horsetrading
HORSE TRAILER, noun. (US) a transport for a horse
HORSE WHIP, noun. Riding whip, crop
HORSE WHISPERER, noun. A horse trainer who adopts a sympathetic view of the motives, needs, and desires of the horse, based on modern equine psychology.
HORSE WHISPERERS, noun. Plural of horse whisperer

Dictionary definition

HORSE, noun. Solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times.
HORSE, noun. A padded gymnastic apparatus on legs.
HORSE, noun. Troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the attack".
HORSE, noun. A framework for holding wood that is being sawed.
HORSE, noun. A chessman shaped to resemble the head of a horse; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa).
HORSE, verb. Provide with a horse or horses.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle