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horse

horse

 
 
pronunciation:
hors
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
phrases:
horse of a different color, look a gift horse in the mouth, hold one's horses, horse around
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large, four-legged mammal, having short hair, hoofs, a mane, and a long tail, domesticated and used for riding and heavy work.
 
similar words:
mount
definition 2: a mounted military troop; cavalry.
similar words:
cavalry
definition 3: a frame on which something may be held or supported.
definition 4: in gymnastics, a piece of equipment used for vaulting.
phrase: horse of a different color
phrase: look a gift horse in the mouth
phrase: hold one's horses
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: horsed, horses, horsing
definition: to furnish with a horse or horses.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to mount or ride a horse.
phrase: horse around
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to a horse or horses.
definition 2: powered, driven, or pulled by a horse or horses.
definition 3: astride a horse.
Homophone Note
The words horse and hoarse sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why the talkative horse sometimes gets hoarse, look up hoarse.
Word Builder: horse +
  • horseback:
    the back of a horse; the part of a horse that you ride on.
  • horsepower:
    a unit of energy used to measure the power of engines.
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