Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders.
  • adjective Depicted or represented on horseback.
  • noun One who rides a horse or performs on horseback.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining or relating to horses or horsemanship; concerned with horses or riding; consisting in or accompanied with performances on horseback: as, a person of equestrian tastes; an equestrian picture; equestrian feats, exercise, or sports.
  • Riding or represented as riding on a horse; exercising or mounted on horseback: as, equestrian performers; an equestrian statue of Washington.
  • Of or pertaining to the Roman equites or knights: as, the equestrian order. See equites.
  • noun A rider on horseback; specifically, one who earns his living by performing feats of agility and skill on horseback in a circus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to horses or horsemen, or to horsemanship.
  • adjective Being or riding on horseback; mounted.
  • adjective Belonging to, or composed of, the ancient Roman equities or knights.
  • noun One who rides on horseback; a horseman; a rider.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of horseback riding or horseback riders
  • noun an equestrian person; a horserider

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

  • noun a man skilled in equitation
  • adjective of or relating to or featuring horseback riding
  • adjective of or relating to or composed of knights

Etymologies

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

[From Latin equester, equestr-, from eques, horseman, from equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.]

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