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Meaning of HORSE

Pronunciation:  hors

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
  2. [n]  a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative
  3. [n]  a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs
  4. [n]  a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)
  5. [n]  a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
  6. [n]  troops trained to fight on horseback; "500 horse led the attack"
  7. [v]  provide with a horse or horses

HORSE is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: cavalry, diacetylmorphine, Equus caballus, H, heroin, horse cavalry, junk, knight, sawbuck, sawhorse, scag, shit, smack
 See Also: bangtail, bay, buck, cater, cavalryman, chess piece, chessman, chestnut, dawn horse, encolure, eohippus, equid, equine, Equus, exerciser, female horse, foal, frame, framework, framing, gaskin, gee-gee, genus Equus, gymnastic apparatus, hack, hard drug, harness horse, high stepper, horseback, horseflesh, horsemeat, horse's foot, horse's hoof, jade, liver chestnut, long horse, lug, lugsail, mare, mesohippus, military personnel, mount, nag, pacer, palomino, pinto, plug, ply, poll, polo pony, pommel horse, pony, post horse, poster, protohippus, provide, race horse, racehorse, remount, riding horse, roan, saddle horse, side horse, soldiery, sorrel, stable companion, stablemate, stalking-horse, steeplechaser, stepper, supply, trestle, trooper, troops, vaulting horse, wild horse, withers, workhorse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Horse\ (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. &
    OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to
    run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) 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.
    Note: Many varieties, differing in form, size, color, gait,
          speed, etc., are known, but all are believed to have
          been derived from the same original species. It is
          supposed to have been a native of the plains of Central
          Asia, but the wild species from which it was derived is
          not certainly known. The feral horses of America are
          domestic horses that have run wild; and it is probably
          true that most of those of Asia have a similar origin.
          Some of the true wild Asiatic horses do, however,
          approach the domestic horse in several characteristics.
          Several species of fossil ({Equus}) are known from the
          later Tertiary formations of Europe and America. The
          fossil species of other genera of the family
          {Equid[ae]} are also often called horses, in general
    2. The male of the genus horse, 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.
             The armies were appointed, consisting of twenty-five
             thousand horse and foot.              --Bacon.
    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.)
       (a) See {Footrope}, a.
       (b) A breastband for a leadsman.
       (c) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
       (d) A jackstay. --W. C. Russell. --Totten.
    Note: Horse is much used adjectively and in composition to
          signify of, or having to do with, a horse or horses,
          like a horse, etc.; as, horse collar, horse dealer or
          horse?dealer, horsehoe, horse jockey; and hence, often
          in the sense of strong, loud, coarse, etc.; as,
          horselaugh, horse nettle or horse-nettle, horseplay,
          horse ant, etc.
    {Black horse}, {Blood horse}, etc. See under {Black}, etc.
    {Horse aloes}, caballine aloes.
    {Horse ant} (Zo["o]l.), 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}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Botfly}, and {Bots}.
    {Horse box}, a railroad car for transporting valuable horses,
       as hunters. [Eng.]
    {Horse} {breaker or trainer}, 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
    {Horse cloth}, a cloth to cover a horse.
    {Horse conch} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [Obs.] --Wiseman.
    {Horse crab} (Zo["o]l.), the Limulus; -- called also
       {horsefoot}, {horsehoe crab}, and {king crab}.
    {Horse crevall['e]} (Zo["o]l.), the cavally.
    {Horse emmet} (Zo["o]l.), the horse ant.
    {Horse finch} (Zo["o]l.), the chaffinch. [Prov. Eng.]
    {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. --Ham. Nav.
    {Horse mackrel}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The common tunny ({Orcynus thunnus}), found on the
           Atlantic coast of Europe and America, and in the
       (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. [Slang]
    {Horse mussel} (Zo["o]l.), a large, marine mussel ({Modiola
       modiolus}), found on the northern shores of Europe and
    {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. [Colloq. U.S.]
    {Horse soldier}, a cavalryman.
    {Horse sponge} (Zo["o]l.), a large, coarse, commercial sponge
       ({Spongia equina}).
    {Horse stinger} (Zo["o]l.), a large dragon fly. [Prov. Eng.]
    {Horse sugar} (Bot.), a shrub of the southern part of the
       United States ({Symplocos tinctoria}), whose leaves are
       sweet, and good for fodder.
    {Horse tick} (Zo["o]l.), 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} ({H.
       comosa}), cultivated for the beauty of its flowers; --
       called also {horsehoe vetch}, from the peculiar shape of
       its pods.
    {Iron horse}, a locomotive. [Colloq.]
    {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. --Lowell.
    {To take horse}.
       (a) To set out on horseback. --Macaulay.
       (b) To be covered, as a mare.
       (c) See definition 7 (above).
  2. \Horse\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Horsed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Horsing}.] [AS. horsion.]
    1. To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or
       as on, a horse. ``Being better horsed, outrode me.''
    2. To sit astride of; to bestride. --Shak.
    3. To cover, as a mare; -- said of the male.
    4. To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a
       deer. --S. Butler.
    5. To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse,
       etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
  3. \Horse\, v. i.
    To get on horseback. [Obs.] --Shelton.
  4. \Horse\, n. (Student Slang)
       (a) A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or
           examination; -- called also {trot}, {pony}, {Dobbin}.
       (b) Horseplay; tomfoolery.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a horse in your dream, represents a strong, physical energy. You need to tame the wild forces. The dream may imply that you have been horsing around. Or perhaps you need to be less arrogant and "get off your high horse". Seeing a black or dark horse in your dream means mystery, wildness, and the unknown. You may be taking a chance or gamble at some unknown area. It may even represents occult forces. If the horse is white, then it means purity, prosperity and good fortunes. Dreaming that you are being chased by a white horse, may be a pun on chaste. Perhaps you are having difficulties dealing with issues of intimacy and sexuality. Seeing a dead horse in your dream indicates that something in your life that initially offered you strength is now gone. This may refer to a relationship or situation. Seeing a herd of wild horses in your dream means a sense of freedom and lack of responsibilities/duties. Perhaps it may also indicated your uncontrolled emotions. Dreaming that you are riding a horse indicates that you will achieve success through underhanded means. You lack integrity. If you are riding a horse that is out of control means that you are being carried away by your passions. Seeing an armored or medieval horse in your dream, refers to your fierceness, aggression, power and/or rigidity. You may be seen as too confrontational. Alternatively, you may be trying to protect yourself from unconscious material or sexual desires that is emerging. Dreaming that you are bathing a horse, represents a renewal of strength and vigor. You are experiencing a burst of energy in some aspect of your life.
Easton Bible Dictionary

always referred to in the Bible in connection with warlike operations, except Isa. 28:28. The war-horse is described Job 39:19-25. For a long period after their settlement in Canaan the Israelites made no use of horses, according to the prohibition, Deut. 17:16. David was the first to form a force of cavalry (2 Sam. 8:4). But Solomon, from his connection with Egypt, greatly multiplied their number (1 Kings 4:26; 10:26, 29). After this, horses were freely used in Israel (1 Kings 22:4; 2 Kings 3:7; 9:21, 33; 11:16). The furniture of the horse consisted simply of a bridle (Isa. 30:28) and a curb (Ps. 32:9).

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