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


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

Latin equīnus, from equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots.

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From Latin equīnus ("of or pertaining to horses").


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