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Oxford dictionary definition of the word horn:
1a hard permanent outgrowth, often curved and pointed, found in pairs on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, giraffes, etc. and consisting of a core of bone encased in keratinized skin.
a woolly keratinized outgrowth, occurring singly or one behind another, on the snout of a rhinoceros.
a deer’s antler.
a horn-like projection on the head of another animal, e.g. a snail’s tentacle or the tuft of a horned owl.
(horns) archaic a pair of horns as an emblem of a cuckold.
[mass noun] West Indian marital infidelity:
she took endless horn and pressure, but now she wants a divorce
2 [mass noun] the substance of which horns are composed:
powdered rhino horn
[count noun] a receptacle made of horn, such as a drinking container or powder flask.
3a horn-shaped projection or object.
a sharp promontory or mountain peak.
(the Horn) Cape Horn.
an arm or branch of a river or bay.
each of the extremities of a crescent moon.
British vulgar slang an erect penis.
4a wind instrument, conical in shape or wound into a spiral, originally made from an animal horn (now typically brass) and played by lip vibration.
short for French horn.
informal (in jazz and popular music) any wind instrument:
keyboards, horns, and drums
5a device sounding a warning or other signal:
a car horn
1(of an animal) butt or gore with the horns:
the bull horned him out of the way
2West Indian be unfaithful to (one’s husband or wife):
all the time he was horning his wife
blow (or toot) one’s own horn
North American informal talk boastfully about oneself or one’s achievements.
draw (or pull) in one’s horns
become less assertive or ambitious.
on the horn
North American informal on the telephone:
she got on the horn to complain
on the horns of a dilemma
faced with a decision involving equally unfavourable alternatives.
informal intrude or interfere:
who asked you to horn in?
sense 4 of the noun.
Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch hoorn and German Horn, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin cornu and Greek keras