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EQUINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does equine mean? 

EQUINE (noun)
  The noun EQUINE has 1 sense:

1. hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

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


EQUINE (adjective)
  The adjective EQUINE has 2 senses:

1. resembling a horse
2. of or belonging to the family Equidae

  Familiarity information: EQUINE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EQUINE (noun)


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Meaning:

Hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

equid; equine

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

odd-toed ungulate; perissodactyl; perissodactyl mammal (placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot)

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

Equus caballus; horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)

ass (hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse)

mule (hybrid offspring of a male donkey and a female horse; usually sterile)

hinny (hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile)

zebra (any of several fleet black-and-white striped African equines)

Equus quagga; quagga (mammal of South Africa that resembled a zebra; extinct since late 19th century)

Holonyms ("equine" is a member of...):

Equidae; family Equidae (horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals)


EQUINE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Resembling a horse

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)


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Meaning:

Of or belonging to the family Equidae

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Equidae (horses; asses; zebras; extinct animals)


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