Learn how to say Horses correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word horse:
1a solid-hoofed plant-eating domesticated mammal with a flowing mane and tail, used for riding, racing, and to carry and pull loads.
Equus caballus, family Equidae (the horse family), descended from the wild Przewalski’s horse. The horse family also includes the asses and zebras
an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding.
a wild mammal of the horse family.
[treated as singular or plural] cavalry:
forty horse and sixty foot
2a frame or structure on which something is mounted or supported, especially a sawhorse.
Nautical a horizontal bar, rail, or rope in the rigging of a sailing ship.
short for vaulting horse.
3 informal a unit of horsepower:
a 63-horse engine
4 [mass noun] informal heroin.
5 Mining an obstruction in a vein.
[with object] provide (a person or vehicle) with a horse or horses:
six men, horsed, masked, and armed
don’t change horses in midstream
proverb choose a sensible moment to change your mind.
frighten the horses
[usually with negative] do something likely to cause public outrage or offence:
David’s views would not have frightened the horses
from the horse’s mouth
(of information) from the person directly concerned or another authoritative source.
horses for courses
British proverb different people are suited to different things.
you can lead (or take) a horse to water but you can’t make him drink
proverb you can give someone an opportunity, but you can’t force them to take it.
horse around (or about)
informal fool about:
they were talking silly and horsing around
Old English hors, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ros and German Ross