horse

horse
horse1 [ hɔrs ] noun ***
1. ) count a large animal that people ride. The sound a horse makes is called neighing. The male horse is called a stallion and the female is called a mare. A young horse is called a foal.
2. ) count a piece of equipment shaped like a large box that is used in GYMNASTICS
3. ) the horses plural INFORMAL the sport of horse racing, or the activity of BETTING money on the results of horse races
4. ) uncount INFORMAL OLD-FASHIONED the drug HEROIN
back/pick the wrong horse
to choose the wrong thing or person for a particular purpose
beat a dead horse
to waste time on something you know is not going to happen
change horses in midstream
to change your mind about something in the middle of doing it
from the horse's mouth INFORMAL
information from the horse's mouth comes from someone who is directly involved
get on/off your high horse
to behave/stop behaving as if you know more or are better than anyone else
hold your horses INFORMAL
used for telling someone to wait before doing something
I could eat a horse
used for saying that you are very hungry
wild horses couldn't/wouldn't drag someone somewhere or wild horses couldn't/wouldn't make someone do something
used for emphasizing that someone is determined not to do something
you can lead/take a horse to water but you can't make him drink
used for saying that you can try to help someone do something but they may still choose not to do it
=> CART1, GIFT
horse
horse 2 [ hɔrs ] verb
,horse a`round phrasal verb intransitive
to play in a very lively or rough way

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • 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 ({Equus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse — [hôrs] n. pl. horses or horse [ME hors < OE hors, hros, akin to Ger ross (OHG hros), prob. < IE base * (s)ker , to leap (or < ? * k̑ers , to run > L cursus)] 1. a domesticated or wild, perissodactylous mammal (Equus caballus), raised… …   English World dictionary

  • HORSE — (Heb. סוּס). The present day horse is descended from the wild species which formerly roamed the steppes of Asia   and Africa in herds and of which only one species survives today in Central Asia. The horse was introduced into the Near East from… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Horse — steht für: H.O.R.S.E., Poker Spielart Horse (Ballspiel), Basketballvariante Horse (Film), Experimentalfilm von Andy Warhol (1965) Siehe auch: Black Horse Crazy Horse Dark Horse Horse Cave Horse Island Paint Horse Shire Horse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • horse — ► NOUN 1) a large four legged mammal with a flowing mane and tail, used for riding and for pulling heavy loads. 2) an adult male horse, as opposed to a mare or colt. 3) (treated as sing. or pl. ) cavalry. 4) a frame or structure on which… …   English terms dictionary

  • Horse — (h[^o]rs), 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. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To sit astride of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horse — [hɔ:s ], das; [engl. horse, eigtl. = Pferd, Tabuwort] (Jargon): Heroin. * * * Horse [hɔ:s], das; [engl. horse, eigtl. = Pferd, Tabuwort] (Jargon): Heroin …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Horse — Horse, v. i. To get on horseback. [Obs.] Shelton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horse — hȯ(ə)rs n, pl hors·es also horse a large solid hoofed herbivorous mammal of the genus Equus (E. caballus) domesticated since prehistoric times …   Medical dictionary

  • Horse — [hɔ:s] das; <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. horse, eigtl. »Pferd«> (Jargon) Heroin …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Horse — 〈[hɔ:s] n.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.; umg.〉 Heroin [Etym.: engl., eigtl. »Pferd« (verhüllend)] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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