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EQUESTRIAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does equestrian mean? 

EQUESTRIAN (noun)
  The noun EQUESTRIAN has 1 sense:

1. a man skilled in equitation

  Familiarity information: EQUESTRIAN used as a noun is very rare.


EQUESTRIAN (adjective)
  The adjective EQUESTRIAN has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to or composed of knights
2. of or relating to or featuring horseback riding

  Familiarity information: EQUESTRIAN used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EQUESTRIAN (noun)


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Meaning:

A man skilled in equitation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

equestrian; horseback rider; horseman

Hypernyms ("equestrian" is a kind of...):

rider (a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "equestrian"):

picador (the horseman who pricks the bull with a lance early in the bullfight to goad the bull and to make it keep its head low)

broncobuster; buster (a person who breaks horses)

fox hunter (a mounted hunter who follows the hounds in pursuit of a fox)

horsewoman (a woman horseman)

jockey (someone employed to ride horses in horse races)

postilion; postillion (someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage (especially a carriage without a coachman))

roughrider (a horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle)


EQUESTRIAN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to or composed of knights

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

knight (originally a person of noble birth trained to arms and chivalry; today in Great Britain a person honored by the sovereign for personal merit)


Sense 2equestrian [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or featuring horseback riding

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

horseback riding (to be carried on horseback as a means of transportation)


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