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Nag vs. Horse

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Nagnoun

A small horse; a pony.

Horsenoun

Any of several animals related to Equus ferus caballus.

Nagnoun

An old useless horse.

Horsenoun

A hoofed mammal, of the genus Equus, often used throughout history for riding and draft work.

‘A cowboy's greatest friend is his horse.’;

Nagnoun

A paramour.

Horsenoun

(zoology) Any current or extinct animal of the family Equidae, including the zebra or the ass.

‘These bone features, distinctive in the zebra, are actually present in all horses.’;

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Nagnoun

Someone or something that nags.

Horsenoun

Cavalry soldiers (sometimes capitalized when referring to an official category).

‘We should place two units of horse and one of foot on this side of the field.’; ‘All the King's horses and all the King's men, couldn't put Humpty together again.’;

Nagnoun

A repeated complaint or reminder.

Horsenoun

The chess piece representing a knight, depicted as a horse.

‘Now just remind me how the horse moves again?’;

Nagnoun

A persistent, bothersome thought or worry

Horsenoun

(slang) A large person.

‘Every linebacker they have is a real horse.’;

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Nagverb

(ambitransitive) To continuously remind or complain to (someone) in an annoying way, often about insignificant or unnecessary matters.

Horsenoun

(historical) A timber frame shaped like a horse, which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

Nagverb

To bother with persistent thoughts or memories.

‘The notion that he forgot something nagged him the rest of the day.’;

Horsenoun

Equipment with legs.

Nagverb

To bother or disturb persistently in any way.

‘a nagging pain in his left knee’; ‘a nagging north wind’;

Horsenoun

In gymnastics, a piece of equipment with a body on two or four legs, approximately four feet high, sometimes (pommel horse) with two handles on top .

‘She's scored very highly with the parallel bars; let's see how she does with the horse.’;

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Nagnoun

A small horse; a pony; hence, any horse, especially one that is of inferior breeding or useless.

Horsenoun

A frame with legs, used to support something.

‘a clothes horse; a sawhorse’;

Nagnoun

A paramour; - in contempt.

Horsenoun

(nautical) Type of equipment.

Nagnoun

A person who nags, especially habitually; called also nagger.

Horsenoun

A rope stretching along a yard, upon which men stand when reefing or furling the sails; footrope.

Nagverb

To tease in a petty way; to scold habitually; to annoy; to fret pertinaciously.

Horsenoun

A breastband for a leadsman.

Nagnoun

someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

Horsenoun

An iron bar for a sheet traveller to slide upon.

Nagnoun

an old or over-worked horse

Horsenoun

A jackstay.

Nagverb

bother persistently with trivial complaints;

‘She nags her husband all day long’;

Horsenoun

(mining) A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse (said of a vein) is to divide into branches for a distance.

Nagverb

worry persistently;

‘nagging concerns and doubts’;

Horsenoun

(slang) The sedative, antidepressant, and anxiolytic drug morphine, chiefly when used illicitly.

Nagverb

remind or urge constantly;

‘she nagged to take a vacation’;

Horsenoun

(US) An informal variant of basketball in which players match shots made by their opponent(s), each miss adding a letter to the word "horse", with 5 misses spelling the whole word and eliminating a player, until only the winner is left. Also HORSE, H-O-R-S-E or H.O.R.S.E. (see H-O-R-S-E).

Nagverb

harass (someone) constantly to do something that they are averse to

‘he's always nagging at her for staying out late’; ‘she nagged him to do the housework’; ‘she constantly nags her daughter about getting married’;

Horsenoun

A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination.

Nagverb

be persistently painful or worrying to

‘something nagged at the back of his mind’;

Horsenoun

horseplay; tomfoolery

Nagnoun

a person who nags someone to do something.

Horsenoun

Heroin drug.

‘Alright, mate, got any horse?’;

Nagnoun

a persistent feeling of anxiety

‘he felt a little nag of doubt’;

Horseverb

(intransitive) To frolic, to act mischievously. (Usually followed by "around".)

Nagnoun

a horse, especially one that is old or in poor health

‘the old nag the lad fetched smelled sweaty’;

Horseverb

(transitive) To provide with a horse.

Nagnoun

a horse suitable for riding rather than as a draught animal.

Horseverb

(obsolete) To get on horseback.

Horseverb

To sit astride of; to bestride.

Horseverb

(of a male horse) To copulate with (a mare).

Horseverb

To take or carry on the back.

Horseverb

To place on the back of another person, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.

Horsenoun

A hoofed quadruped of the genus Equus; especially, the domestic horse (Equus caballus), which was domesticated in Egypt and Asia at a very early period. It has six broad molars, on each side of each jaw, with six incisors, and two canine teeth, both above and below. The mares usually have the canine teeth rudimentary or wanting. The horse differs from the true asses, in having a long, flowing mane, and the tail bushy to the base. Unlike the asses it has callosities, or chestnuts, on all its legs. The horse excels in strength, speed, docility, courage, and nobleness of character, and is used for drawing, carrying, bearing a rider, and like purposes.

Horsenoun

The male of the genus Equus, in distinction from the female or male; usually, a castrated male.

Horsenoun

Mounted soldiery; cavalry; - used without the plural termination; as, a regiment of horse; - distinguished from foot.

‘The armies were appointed, consisting of twenty-five thousand horse and foot.’;

Horsenoun

A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.

Horsenoun

A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers were made to ride for punishment.

Horsenoun

Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a horse; a hobby.

Horsenoun

A mass of earthy matter, or rock of the same character as the wall rock, occurring in the course of a vein, as of coal or ore; hence, to take horse - said of a vein - is to divide into branches for a distance.

Horsenoun

See Footrope, a.

Horsenoun

A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or examination; - called also trot, pony, Dobbin.

Horsenoun

heroin.

Horsenoun

horsepower.

Horseverb

To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.

Horseverb

To sit astride of; to bestride.

Horseverb

To mate with (a mare); - said of the male.

Horseverb

To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.

Horseverb

To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.

Horseverb

To get on horseback.

Horsenoun

solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times

Horsenoun

a padded gymnastic apparatus on legs

Horsenoun

troops trained to fight on horseback;

‘500 horse led the attack’;

Horsenoun

a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Horsenoun

a chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa)

Horseverb

provide with a horse or horses

Horsenoun

a large plant-eating domesticated mammal with solid hoofs and a flowing mane and tail, used for riding, racing, and to carry and pull loads.

Horsenoun

an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding.

Horsenoun

a wild mammal of the horse family.

Horsenoun

cavalry

‘forty horse and sixty foot’;

Horsenoun

a frame or structure on which something is mounted or supported, especially a sawhorse.

Horsenoun

a horizontal bar, rail, or rope in the rigging of a sailing ship.

Horsenoun

short for vaulting horse

Horsenoun

a unit of horsepower

‘a 63-horse engine’;

Horsenoun

heroin.

Horsenoun

an obstruction in a vein.

Horseverb

provide (a person or vehicle) with a horse or horses

‘six men, horsed, masked, and armed’;

Horse

The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticated one-toed hoofed mammal. It belongs to the taxonomic family Equidae and is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus.

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