Meaning of equine

equine




Equine means having to do with horses. An equine saddle is one used for a horse, as opposed to one for a camel. An equine face is a horse face, and no, that’s not a very nice thing to say.

Equine is connected to words that refer to animals—bovine means having to do with cows, porcine pigs, feline cats, canine dogs, etc. Many young girls go through an equine phase, where they are obsessed with all things horse—books, dolls, images, and, last but not least, actual horseback riding.

Definitions of equine
  1. adjective

    resembling a horse

  2. adjective

    of or belonging to the family Equidae

  3. noun

    hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

    synonyms:

    equid

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    Sir Barton

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1919
    Gallant Fox

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1930
    Omaha

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1935
    War Admiral

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1937
    Whirlaway

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1941
    Count Fleet

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1943
    Assault

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1946
    Citation

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1948
    Secretariat

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1973
    Seattle Slew

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1977
    Affirmed

    thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978
    types:

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    Equus caballus, horse

    solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
    ass

    hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
    mule

    hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile
    hinny

    hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile
    zebra

    any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines
    Equus quagga, quagga

    mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century
    roan

    a horse having a brownish coat thickly sprinkled with white or gray
    stable companion, stablemate

    a horse stabled with another or one of several horses owned by the same person
    gee-gee

    a word for horse used by children or in adult slang
    dawn horse, eohippus

    earliest horse; extinct primitive dog-sized four-toed Eocene animal
    mesohippus

    North American three-toed Oligocene animal; probably not directly ancestral to modern horses
    protohippus

    Pliocene horse approaching donkeys in size
    male horse

    the male of species Equus caballus
    female horse, mare

    female equine animal
    mount, riding horse, saddle horse

    a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    pony

    a range horse of the western United States
    polo pony

    a small agile horse specially bred and trained for playing polo
    wild horse

    undomesticated or feral domestic horse
    hack

    a horse kept for hire
    hack, jade, nag, plug

    an old or over-worked horse
    pony

    any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder
    bangtail, race horse, racehorse

    a horse bred for racing
    steeplechaser

    a horse trained to run in steeplechases
    stalking-horse

    a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game
    harness horse

    horse used for pulling vehicles
    workhorse

    a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor
    post horse, post-horse, poster

    a horse kept at an inn or post house for use by mail carriers or for rent to travelers
    pacer

    a horse trained to a special gait in which both feet on one side leave the ground together
    high stepper, stepper

    a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting
    chestnut

    a dark golden-brown or reddish-brown horse
    liver chestnut

    a solid dark brown horse
    bay

    a horse of a moderate reddish-brown color
    sorrel

    a horse of a brownish orange to light brown color
    palomino

    a horse of light tan or golden color with cream-colored or white mane and tail
    pinto

    a spotted or calico horse or pony
    Equus asinus, domestic ass, donkey

    domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
    jack, jackass

    male donkey
    jennet, jenny, jenny ass

    female donkey
    wild ass

    any of several equine mammals of Asia and northeast Africa
    Burchell’s zebra, Equus Burchelli, common zebra

    of the plains of central and eastern Africa
    Equus zebra zebra, mountain zebra

    narrow-striped nearly extinct zebra of southern Africa
    Equus grevyi, grevy’s zebra

    zebra with less continuous stripes
    type of:

    odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal

    placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot

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