horse
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horse(
hawrs
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal)
a. el caballo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are wild horses in the national park.Hay caballos salvajes en el parque nacional.
2. (gymnastics)
a. el potro
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You have to run very quickly and then vault the horse.Tienes que correr muy rápido y entonces saltar el potro.
3. (cavalry)
a. la caballería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
During World War II, horses were largely replaced by the infantry.Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la caballería fue principalmente reemplazada por la infantería.
4.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(heroin)
a. el caballo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
They hid the horse inside the car's wheels.Ocultaron el caballo en las ruedas del carro.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (horseback riding)
a. montar a caballo
The sound of horsed riders approaching the camp made them nervous.El ruido de los jinetes montados a caballo que se acercaban al campamento les puso nerviosos.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to fool about; used with "around" or "about")
a. hacer el tonto
It's time you stopped horsing around with your buddies and thought about your future.Ya es hora de que dejes de hacer el tonto con tus amigos y pienses en tu futuro.
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horse
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (animal, gym apparatus)
a. el caballo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
horse chestnutcastaño m de Indias
horse racingcarreras de caballos
I like horse ridingme gusta montar or
2. (fig)
a.
horse tradingnegociaciones entre bastidores
3. (idioms)
a.
to eat like a horsecomer muchísimo or
to get up on one's high horsedarse ínfulas
to hear something from the horse's mouthhaber oído algo de boca del propio interesado
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horse [hɔːs]
noun
1 (Zool) caballo (m)
dark horse incógnita (f)
it's a case of horses for courses (Britain) en cada caso es distinto; a cada cual lo suyo
to change horses in midstream cambiar de política (or personal etc) a mitad de camino
a horse of a different colour harina (f) de otro costal
to eat like a horse comer como una vaca (informal)
to flog a dead horse machacar en hierro frío
to get on one's high horse ponerse a pontificar
don't look a gift horse in the mouth a caballo regalado, no le mires el diente
hold your horses! ¡para el carro!; ¡despacito!
to be straight from the horse's mouth ser de buena tinta
2 (in gymnastics) potro (m)
3 (carpenter's) caballete (m)
4 (cavalry) caballería (f)
5 (heroin) caballo (very_informal) (m); heroína (f)
modifier
horse artillery (n) artillería (f) montada
horse brass (n) jaez (m)
horse breaker (n) domadoradomadora (m) (f) de caballos;a domadora
horse breeder (n) criadoracriadora (m) (f) de caballos;a criadora
horse chestnut (n) (Bot) (tree) castaño (m) de Indias; (fruit) castaña (f) de Indias
horse collar (n) collera (f)
horse dealer (n) chalán (m)
horse doctor (n) veterinarioaveterinaria (m) (f);a veterinaria
Horse Guards (n) (Britain) Guardia (f) Montada
horse laugh (n) risotada (f); carcajada (f)
horse mackerel (n) jurel (m)
horse manure (n) abono (m) de caballo
horse meat (n) (Cookery) carne (f) de caballo
horse opera (n) (US) película (f) del Oeste
horse race (n) carrera (f) de caballos
horse racing (n) (gen) carreras (f) de caballos; (as sport) hípica (f)
horse riding (n) (Britain) equitación (f)
horse sense (n) sentido (m) común
horse show (n) concurso (m) hípico
horse trader (n) (Pol) chalánanachalana (m) (f);ana chalana
horse trading (n) (Pol) toma y daca (m); chalaneo (m)
horse trailer (n) (US) remolque (m) para caballerías
horse trials (n) concurso (m) hípico
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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