equestrian
I. adjective Etymology: Latin equestr-, equester of a horseman, from eques horseman, from equus horse — more at equine Date: circa 1681 1. a. of, relating to, or featuring horseback riding <
equestrian Olympic events
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b. archaic riding on horseback ; mounted c. representing a person on horseback <
an equestrian statue
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2. of, relating to, or composed of knights II. noun Date: 1774 one who rides on horseback

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  • Equestrian — E*ques tri*an, a. [L. equester, from eques horseman, fr. equus horse: cf. F. [ e]questre. See {Equine}.] 1. Of or pertaining to horses or horsemen, or to horsemanship; as, equestrian feats, or games. [1913 Webster] 2. Being or riding on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Equestrian — may mean: *A horseback rider (see equestrianism) *Equestrian (Roman), a member of one of the upper classes in ancient Rome *Equestrian sculpture, a statue of a leader on horseback *Equestrian nomads, one of various nomadic or semi nomadic ethnic… …   Wikipedia

  • equestrian — [ē kwes′trē ən, ikwes′trē ən] adj. [< L equestris (< eques, horseman < equus, horse: see HIPPO ) + AN] 1. of horses, horsemen, horseback riding, or horsemanship 2. depicting a person on horseback [an equestrian statue] 3. a) …   English World dictionary

  • Equestrian — E*ques tri*an, n. One who rides on horseback; a horseman; a rider. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • equestrian — (adj.) 1650s, formed in English from L. equester (gen. equestris) of a horseman, from eques horseman, knight, from equus horse (see EQUINE (Cf. equine)). As a noun, one who rides on horseback, from 1791. The pseudo French fem. equestrienne is… …   Etymology dictionary

  • equestrian — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to horse riding. 2) depicting or representing a person on horseback. ► NOUN (fem. equestrienne) ▪ a person on horseback. ORIGIN Latin equester, from eques horseman, knight , from equus horse …   English terms dictionary

  • equestrian — equestrianism, n. /i kwes tree euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill. 2. mounted on horseback: equestrian knights. 3. representing a person mounted on a horse: an equestrian statue. 4.… …   Universalium

  • equestrian — 1. adjective of horseback riding or horseback riders They were an equestrian people. 2. noun an equestrian person; a horserider See Also: equestrienne …   Wiktionary

  • equestrian — [[t]ɪkwe̱striən[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Equestrian means connected with the activity of riding horses. ...his equestrian skills …   English dictionary

  • equestrian — adjective connected with horse riding: equestrian events equestrian noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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