Horsiness Hors"i*ness, n. 1. The condition or quality of being a horse; that which pertains to a horse. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. Fondness for, or interest in, horses. [1913 Webster]

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  • horsiness — noun see horsey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horsiness — See horsily. * * * …   Universalium

  • horsiness — hors·i·ness …   English syllables

  • horsiness — sēnə̇s, sin noun ( es) : the quality or state of being horsey …   Useful english dictionary

  • horsy — horsiness, n. /hawr see/, adj., horsier, horsiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a horse. 2. dealing with or interested in horses, horseback riding, fox hunting, horse racing, etc.: the horsy set in local society. 3. rather heavy and …   Universalium

  • horsey — also horsy adjective (horsier; est) Date: 1591 1. of, relating to, or resembling a horse 2. having to do with horses or horse racing 3. characteristic of the manners, dress, or tastes of horsemen or horsewomen • horsily adverb • horsiness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • horsy — 1590s, from HORSE (Cf. horse) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Horsiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • horsey — (also horsy) adjective (horsier, horsiest) 1》 of or resembling a horse. 2》 concerned with or devoted to horses or horse racing. Derivatives horsily adverb horsiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • horsy — /ˈhɔsi / (say hawsee) adjective (horsier, horsiest) 1. relating to, characteristic of, or of the nature of a horse or horses: horsy talk. 2. (of a person) dealing with, interested in, or devoted to horses, horseracing, etc. 3. Colloquial (of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • horsy — [hôr′sē] adj. horsier, horsiest 1. of, like, or suggesting a horse; esp., having large features and a big body that looks strong but awkward 2. a) connected with or fond of horses, fox hunting, or horse racing b) having the manners, attitudes,… …   English World dictionary

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