horse (noun) LISTEN
A horse is a large mammal used by humans for carrying loads or riding.
- Tex rode his horse to town.
- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
- The driver hitched the horses to the carriage.
A horse is also a wooden apparatus used in gymnastics.
- The gymnast dismounted from the vaulting horse.
horse around: fool around, play. Example: “The three brothers horse around whenever they get together.”
hold your horses: be patient. Example: “Hold your horses. We’ll be there in five minutes.”
from the horse’s mouth: from the original source. Example: “It’s not a rumor; I got the news straight from the horse’s mouth.”
Did you know?
Horse is a street name for heroin.
In pop culture
Do you know the Netflix series BoJack Horseman? In this series, BoJack was the star in a TV Show called Horsin’ Around, and you now know what it means! Watch the intro from the show here: