horse [{{t}}hɔ:s, pl {{t}}hɔ:sɪz]
1 noun
(a) {{}}Zoology{{}} (animal) cheval m;
to ride a horse monter à cheval;
he fell off his horse il a fait une chute de cheval;
to play the horses jouer aux courses;
also {{}}figurative{{}} to back the wrong horse miser sur le mauvais cheval;
{{}}familiar{{}} I could eat a horse! j'ai une faim de loup!;
to eat like a horse manger comme quatre;
(straight) from the horse's mouth de source sûre;
{{}}British{{}} that's a horse of a different colour c'est une autre paire de manches;
to get on one's high horse monter sur ses grands chevaux;
wild horses couldn't drag it out of me je serai muet comme une tombe
(b) (in breeding) cheval m mâle, cheval m entier;
stud horse étalon m;
to take a mare to horse faire couvrir une jument
(c) (trestle) tréteau m
(d) {{}}Military{{}} & {{}}History{{}} (cavalry) cavalerie f, troupes fpl montées;
regiment of horse régiment m de cavalerie
(e) {{}}Sport{{}} (in gymnastics) cheval m d'arçons
(f) {{}}familiar{{}} {{}}drugs slang{{}} (heroin) neige f, blanche f
2 plural noun
{{}}Military{{}} cavalière f
►► {{}}Military{{}} & {{}}History{{}} horse artillery artillerie f montée;
horse brass médaillon m de bronze (fixé à une martingale);
horse breeder éleveur(euse) m,f de chevaux;
horse butcher boucher(ère) m,f hippophagique;
{{}}Botany{{}} horse chestnut (tree) marronnier m (d'Inde); (nut) marron m (d'Inde);
{{}}familiar{{}} horse doctor vétérinaire mf;
{{}}British{{}} the Horse Guards (regiment) = régiment de cavalerie attaché à la reine et remplissant certaines fonctions officielles; (building) = le bâtiment de Whitehall où se fait chaque jour la relève de la garde;
Horse Guards Parade = grande place à Londres où ont lieu les défilés des "Horse Guards";
{{}}Nautical{{}} horse latitudes pot m au noir;
horse manure crottin m de cheval; (as fertilizer) fumier m de cheval;
{{}}Horseracing{{}} horse race course f de chevaux;
horse racing (UNCOUNT) {{}}Horseracing{{}} courses fpl (de chevaux);
{{}}British{{}} horse riding {{}}Horseriding{{}} équitation f;
{{}}familiar{{}} horse sense (gros) bon sens m;
horse show concours m hippique;
horse trader maquignon m; {{}}British{{}} {{}}familiar{{}} (hard bargainer) négociateur(trice) m,f redoutable ;
horse trials concours m hippique
horse about, horse around intransitive verb
{{}}familiar{{}} (noisily) chahuter

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