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horse

English

Etymology

From Middle English < Old English hors

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Noun

A common horse.

Singular
horse

Plural
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  1. A large hoofed animal (scientific name Equus caballus).
    A cowboy's greatest friend is his horse.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any current or extinct animal of the family Equidae, including the zebra or the ass.
    These bone features, distinctive in the zebra, are actually present in all horses.
  3. (uncountable) Cavalry soldiers.
    We should place two units of horse and one of foot on this side of the field.
  4. In gymnastics, a piece of equipment with a body on two or four legs, approximately four feet high with two handles on top.
    She's scored very highly with the parallel bars, let's see how she does with the horse.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A knight.
    Now just remind me how the horse moves again?
  6. (slang) Heroin.
    Alright, mate, got any horse?
  7. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A Tongan.

Usage notes

The standard plural in Old English was horse. This was replaced by the standard modern English plural horses in the seventeenth century, but the old plural is occasionally retained in military usage.

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Verb

Infinitive
to horse

Third person singular
hors

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to horse (third-person singular simple present hors, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To provide with a horse.

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