Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.
  • adj. Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to a horse or horses
  • adj. Of or relating to any member or members of the genus Equus.
  • n. Any horse or horse-like animal, especially one of the genus Equus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a horse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse, or its structure, etc.; belonging to the horse kind; in a narrow sense, like a horse, as distinguished from an ass: as, equine and asinine genera, traits, etc.
  • n. A horse; an animal of the horse family.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. resembling a horse
  • n. hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
  • adj. of or belonging to the family Equidae

Etymologies

Latin equīnus, from equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin equīnus ("of or pertaining to horses"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Fortunately, racing and drinking have always been inseparable and there are many tasty classics created in the name of equine pursuits that are far easier to pull off than the popular julep.

    Beyond the Julep

  • Kathleen J.P. Tabor, an attorney from Elkridge who specializes in equine businesses and business law, said the Maryland horse industry has all but collapsed to the point that she considers leaving the specialty.

    Ehrlich courts Md. farmers, horse industry

  • But one does not need a masters degree in equine science to understand how painful this day was for the sport.

    Death of Eight Belles prompts questions

  • He is unmarried and has always been interested in equine sport as

    Otto Warburg - Biography

  • Dressage, which means "training" in French, is sometimes described as equine ballet.

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  • Therapeutic riding instructors offer hippotherapy—also known as equine therapy—services to clients with autism, Down syndrome, spinal bifida, and many other physical, emotional, and developmental disabilities.

    You’re Certifiable

  • The Washington Agriculture Department is advising horse owners in the state to monitor their animals for a highly contagious disease called equine herpes virus EHV-1.

    The Seattle Times

  • The 43 horses there are survivors of abuse or abandonment and have been trained to work with special-needs children in a program called equine-assisted experiential learning.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The facility has started a new type of therapy called equine assisted psychotherapy, where a patient will learn to care for a horse, and in turn, learn to care for him/her self.

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  • The condition called equine fescue edema results from grazing on Mediterranean tall fescue varieties, which are grown in temperate climates.

    TheHorse.com News

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