horse


horse
horse1 W1S3 [ho:s US ho:rs] n
[: Old English; Origin: hors]
1.)
a large strong animal that people ride and use for pulling heavy things
→↑pony, equine ↑equine, equestrian ↑equestrian
a horse and cart
Lee had never ridden a horse before.
2.) the horses
BrE informal horse races
Jim likes a bet on the horses.
3.)
a piece of sports equipment in a ↑gymnasium that people jump over
4.) (straight/right) from the horse's mouth
if you hear or get information straight from the horse's mouth, you are told it by someone who has direct knowledge of it
5.) horses for courses
BrE the process of matching people with suitable jobs or activities
6.) a two/three/four etc horse race
a competition or an election that only two etc competitors can win
7.) a horse of a different color
a horse of another color AmE
something that is completely different from another thing
8.) horse sense
old-fashioned sensible judgement gained from experience
9.) [U] old-fashioned informalheroin
→↑dark horse,never/don't look a gift horse in the mouth atgift, be flogging a dead horse atflog, hold your horses athold1 (15), put the cart before the horse atcart1 (4), ↑stalking horse, white horses
horse 2
horse2 v
horse around/about phr v
informal to play roughly
→↑horseplay
Stop horsing around - you'll break something!

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  • Horse — 〈[hɔ:s] n.; Gen.: ; Pl.: unz.; umg.〉 Heroin [Etym.: engl., eigtl. »Pferd« (verhüllend)] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch