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horsenoun [C]

 us   /hɔrs/
a ​largeanimal with four ​legs that ​peopleride on and which, esp. in the past, was used for ​pullingvehicles and ​carryingloads: She ​taught him how to ​ride a horse.
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horsenoun

uk   /hɔːs/  us   /hɔːrs/
  • horse noun (ANIMAL)

A1 [C] a ​largeanimal with four ​legs that ​peopleride on or use for ​carrying things or ​pullingvehicles: to ​ride a horse a horse and ​cart
the horses [plural] informal
horse ​races where you ​try to ​winmoney by ​correctlyguessing which horse will ​win: He ​spends all his ​money on the horses.

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(Definition of horse from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “horse”
in Korean 말…
in Arabic حُصان…
in Malaysian kuda, kekuda…
in French cheval, cheval d’arçons…
in Russian лошадь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 馬…
in Italian cavallo…
in Turkish at…
in Polish koń…
in Spanish caballo, potro…
in Vietnamese con ngựa, ngựa gỗ (trong thể thao)…
in Portuguese cavalo…
in Thai ม้า, ม้าขวาง…
in German das Pferd, der Bock…
in Catalan cavall…
in Japanese 馬…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 马…
in Indonesian kuda, kuda-kuda…
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