equestrian

[ ih-kwes-tree-uhn ]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill.

  2. mounted on horseback: equestrian knights.

  1. representing a person mounted on a horse: an equestrian statue.

  2. pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors: an equestrian code of honor.

  3. of or relating to the ancient Roman equites.

noun
  1. a person who rides horses.

Origin of equestrian

1
1650–60; <Latin equestri(s) (compare eques horseman) + -an

Other words from equestrian

  • e·ques·tri·an·ism, noun
  • non·e·ques·tri·an, adjective, noun
  • un·e·ques·tri·an, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for equestrian

equestrian

/ (ɪˈkwɛstrɪən) /


adjective
  1. of or relating to horses and riding

  2. on horseback; mounted

  1. depicting or representing a person on horseback: an equestrian statue

  2. of, relating to, or composed of Roman equites

  3. of, relating to, or composed of knights, esp the imperial free knights of the Holy Roman Empire

noun
  1. a person skilled in riding and horsemanship

Origin of equestrian

1
C17: from Latin equestris, from eques horseman, knight, from equus horse

Derived forms of equestrian

  • equestrianism, noun

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