noun, plural hors·es, (especially collectively) horse.
verb (used with object), horsed, hors·ing.
- to make (a person) the target of boisterous jokes.
- to perform boisterously, as a part or a scene in a play.
- to caulk (a vessel) with a hammer.
- to work or haze (a sailor) cruelly or unfairly.
verb (used without object), horsed, hors·ing.
Origin of horse
Related formshorse·less, adjectivehorse·like, adjectiveun·der·horse, verb (used with object), un·der·horsed, un·der·hors·ing.
Can be confusedhoarse horse
Examples from the Web for horse
I mean, the reality of it was, I had to go out and get on a horse, and ride in, shoot the gun — how hard was that, right?The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The poet apparently collapsed in the street upon his departure from “The Horse” and died not long after.
The Horse You Came in On Saloon, Baltimore Horse-themed bars must be bad luck for famous authors.
And the budget provides $697,000 to the “Horse Protection Act of 1970.”
We kept on shooting for another year...and were never able to get the shot of him climbing on the horse.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, we could do wi' a third horse—get yourself ready, and drive over there, and take a look at it.The Root of All Evil|J. S. Fletcher
Looking back, when he reached the house, he saw that Masten was still standing beside his horse.The Range Boss|Charles Alden Seltzer
Every horse that can stand up is pressed into service for the day.Worldly Ways and Byways|Eliot Gregory
Sits on the bench, I believe; rides a horse in the Yeomanry; very good-looking, quite intelligent.Yonder|Emily Hilda Young
They appeared as if one horse had been mounted, and the other led.Astoria|Washington Irving
British Dictionary definitions for horse
- a horse (Equus caballus) that has become feral
- another name for Przewalski's horse
- any other member of the family Equidae, such as the zebra or ass
- (as modifier)the horse family
Derived Formshorseless, adjectivehorselike, adjective
Word Origin for horse
Idioms and Phrases with horse
In addition to the idioms beginning with horse
- horse around
- horse of a different color, a
- horse sense
- horse trading
- back the wrong horse
- beat a dead horse
- cart before the horse
- change horses in midstream
- charley horse
- dark horse
- eat like a bird (horse)
- from the horse's mouth
- hold one's horses
- if wishes were horses
- look a gift horse in the mouth
- on one's high horse
- war horse
- wild horses couldn't drag
- work like a beaver (horse)
- you can lead a horse to water