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.
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Idioms for horse
Origin of horse
OTHER WORDS FROM horsehorseless, adjectivehorselike, adjectiveun·der·horse, verb (used with object), un·der·horsed, un·der·hors·ing.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH horsehoarse, horse
Example sentences from the Web for horse
In place of horses, underclassmen would pull the field pieces around the drill ground.
Jolly somehow finds the time to also manage a restaurant and help kids who have Autism and Down syndrome ride horses.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Several horses in Hendra had fallen ill and died, followed by one of their trainers.
You have to have courage and endurance, like certain kinds of horses [laughs].All Eyes on Anjelica Huston: The Legendary Actress on Love, Abuse, and Jack Nicholson|Alex Suskind|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But before the national pundits and prognosticators write off the Kentucky contest, they should hold their horses.Those Alison Lundergan Grimes Obituaries Were Premature—She’s Hanging On|Jonathan Miller|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When we'd finished, one of the hunters rounded up the horses and we caught our nags and saddled them.
We had six field-pieces, but we only took four, harnessed wit twice the usual number of horses.
When she arrived she made a regular entry into the city in a coach all gold and glass, drawn by eight superb plumed horses.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the Mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.
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 forms of horsehorseless, 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