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

  • adj. Of or relating to horseback riding or horseback riders.
  • adj. Depicted or represented on horseback: an equestrian statue of a famous monarch.
  • n. One who rides a horse or performs on horseback.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of horseback riding or horseback riders
  • n. an equestrian person; a horserider

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A rider on horseback; specifically, one who earns his living by performing feats of agility and skill on horseback in a circus.

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

  • n. a man skilled in equitation
  • adj. of or relating to or featuring horseback riding
  • adj. of or relating to or composed of knights


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

From Latin equester, equestr-, from eques, horseman, from equus, horse.



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