- of, relating to, or resembling a horse: a bold, equine face.
- a horse.
Origin of equine
Examples from the Web for equine
They have conventions, fansites, equine avatars…the whole nine.The Tithe Is High: End the GOP Civil War!
January 11, 2014
Mislabeled lasagna has sent Europe into a tizzy, but equine protein is really no worse to eat than beef.
Americans are still just as squeamish about eating our equine friends as our cousins across the pond.
Her parents had promised the horse aficionado her very own equine companion when she turned 10.Newtown Victims: Dawn Hochsprung, Vicki Soto & More
December 17, 2012
The proverb is sometimes referred to as the “equine paradox.”13 Crazy, Dirty Modern Proverbs
Fred R. Shapiro
May 30, 2012
“Your horse wants to go on,” she said, observing this equine by-play.The Strollers
Frederic S. Isham
He possessed six of these horses, each in its way a jewel in the equine crown.
He cared for his equine friends with all his might, and he drove them in a similar manner.
And poor Dandy, like an equine Tantalus, was robbed of the needed fluid.Marion's Faith.
Perhaps his luck was calculated to stir only equine risibility.The Young Mountaineers
Charles Egbert Craddock
- of, relating to, or resembling a horse
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Equidae, which comprises horses, zebras, and asses
Word Origin and History for equine
1765, from Latin equinus, from equus "horse," from PIE root *ekwo- "horse" (cf. Greek hippos, Old Irish ech, Old English eoh, Gothic aihwa-, Sanskrit açva-, Avestan aspa-, Old Church Slavonic ehu-, all meaning "horse").
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.
- Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.
- Characteristic of or resembling horses or related animals, such as donkeys.