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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Horse \Horse\ (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. &
     OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to
     run, E. course, current Cf. Walrus.]
     1. (Zool.) 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.
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     Note: Many varieties, differing in form, size, color, gait,
           speed, etc., are known, but all are believed to have
           been derived from the same original species. It is
           supposed to have been a native of the plains of Central
           Asia, but the wild species from which it was derived is
           not certainly known. The feral horses of America are
           domestic horses that have run wild; and it is probably
           true that most of those of Asia have a similar origin.
           Some of the true wild Asiatic horses do, however,
           approach the domestic horse in several characteristics.
           Several species of fossil ({Equus) are known from the
           later Tertiary formations of Europe and America. The
           fossil species of other genera of the family
           Equid[ae] are also often called horses, in general
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     2. The male of the genus Equus, in distinction from the
        female or male; usually, a castrated male.
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     3. Mounted soldiery; cavalry; -- used without the plural
        termination; as, a regiment of horse; -- distinguished
        from foot.
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              The armies were appointed, consisting of twenty-five
              thousand horse and foot.              --Bacon.
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     4. A frame with legs, used to support something; as, a
        clotheshorse, a sawhorse, etc.
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     5. A frame of timber, shaped like a horse, on which soldiers
        were made to ride for punishment.
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     6. Anything, actual or figurative, on which one rides as on a
        horse; a hobby.
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     7. (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.
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     8. (Naut.)
        (a) See Footrope, a.
        (b) A breastband for a leadsman.
        (c) An iron bar for a sheet traveler to slide upon.
        (d) A jackstay. --W. C. Russell. --Totten.
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     9. (Student Slang)
        (a) A translation or other illegitimate aid in study or
            examination; -- called also trot, pony, Dobbin.
        (b) Horseplay; tomfoolery.
            [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     10. heroin. [slang]
     11. horsepower. [Colloq. contraction]
     Note: Horse is much used adjectively and in composition to
           signify of, or having to do with, a horse or horses,
           like a horse, etc.; as, horse collar, horse dealer or
           horse?dealer, horsehoe, horse jockey; and hence, often
           in the sense of strong, loud, coarse, etc.; as,
           horselaugh, horse nettle or horse-nettle, horseplay,
           horse ant, etc.
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     Black horse, Blood horse, etc. See under Black, etc.
     Horse aloes, caballine aloes.
     Horse+ant+(Zool.),+a+large+ant+({Formica+rufa">Horse ant (Zool.), a large ant ({Formica rufa); -- called
        also horse emmet.
     Horse artillery, that portion of the artillery in which the
        cannoneers are mounted, and which usually serves with the
        cavalry; flying artillery.
     Horse balm (Bot.), a strong-scented labiate plant
        ({Collinsonia Canadensis), having large leaves and
        yellowish flowers.
     Horse bean (Bot.), a variety of the English or Windsor bean
        ({Faba vulgaris), grown for feeding horses.
     Horse boat, a boat for conveying horses and cattle, or a
        boat propelled by horses.
     Horse bot. (Zool.) See Botfly, and Bots.
     Horse box, a railroad car for transporting valuable horses,
        as hunters. [Eng.]
     Horse breaker or Horse trainer, one employed in subduing
        or training horses for use.
     Horse car.
         (a) A railroad car drawn by horses. See under Car.
         (b) A car fitted for transporting horses.
     Horse cassia (Bot.), a leguminous plant ({Cassia
        Javanica), bearing long pods, which contain a black,
        catharic pulp, much used in the East Indies as a horse
     Horse cloth, a cloth to cover a horse.
     Horse conch (Zool.), a large, spiral, marine shell of the
        genus Triton. See Triton.
     Horse courser.
         (a) One that runs horses, or keeps horses for racing.
         (b) A dealer in horses. [Obs.] --Wiseman.
     Horse crab (Zool.), the Limulus; -- called also
        horsefoot, horsehoe crab, and king crab.
     Horse crevall['e] (Zool.), the cavally.
     Horse emmet (Zool.), the horse ant.
     Horse finch (Zool.), the chaffinch. [Prov. Eng.]
     Horse gentian (Bot.), fever root.
     Horse iron (Naut.), a large calking iron.
     Horse latitudes, a space in the North Atlantic famous for
        calms and baffling winds, being between the westerly winds
        of higher latitudes and the trade winds. --Ham. Nav.
     Horse mackrel. (Zool.)
         (a) The common tunny ({Orcynus thunnus), found on the
             Atlantic coast of Europe and America, and in the
         (b) The bluefish ({Pomatomus saltatrix).
         (c) The scad.
         (d) The name is locally applied to various other fishes,
             as the California hake, the black candlefish, the
             jurel, the bluefish, etc.
     Horse marine (Naut.), an awkward, lubbery person; one of a
        mythical body of marine cavalry. [Slang]
     Horse mussel (Zool.), a large, marine mussel ({Modiola
        modiolus), found on the northern shores of Europe and
     Horse nettle (Bot.), a coarse, prickly, American herb, the
        Solanum Carolinense.
     Horse parsley. (Bot.) See Alexanders.
     Horse purslain (Bot.), a coarse fleshy weed of tropical
        America ({Trianthema monogymnum).
     Horse race, a race by horses; a match of horses in running
        or trotting.
     Horse racing, the practice of racing with horses.
     Horse railroad, a railroad on which the cars are drawn by
        horses; -- in England, and sometimes in the United States,
        called a tramway.
     Horse run (Civil Engin.), a device for drawing loaded
        wheelbarrows up an inclined plane by horse power.
     Horse sense, strong common sense. [Colloq. U.S.]
     Horse soldier, a cavalryman.
     Horse sponge (Zool.), a large, coarse, commercial sponge
        ({Spongia equina).
     Horse stinger (Zool.), a large dragon fly. [Prov. Eng.]
     Horse sugar (Bot.), a shrub of the southern part of the
        United States ({Symplocos tinctoria), whose leaves are
        sweet, and good for fodder.
     Horse tick (Zool.), a winged, dipterous insect ({Hippobosca
        equina), which troubles horses by biting them, and
        sucking their blood; -- called also horsefly, horse
        louse, and forest fly.
     Horse vetch (Bot.), a plant of the genus Hippocrepis
        ({Hippocrepis comosa), cultivated for the beauty of its
        flowers; -- called also horsehoe vetch, from the
        peculiar shape of its pods.
     Iron horse, a locomotive. [Colloq.]
     Salt horse, the sailor's name for salt beef.
     To look a gift horse in the mouth, to examine the mouth of
        a horse which has been received as a gift, in order to
        ascertain his age; -- hence, to accept favors in a
        critical and thankless spirit. --Lowell.
     To take horse.
         (a) To set out on horseback. --Macaulay.
         (b) To be covered, as a mare.
         (c) See definition 7 (above).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trot \Trot\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Trotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Trotting.] [OE. trotten, OF. troter, F. trotter; probably
     of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. tread; cf. OHG. trott?n to
     tread. See Tread.]
     1. To proceed by a certain gait peculiar to quadrupeds; to
        ride or drive at a trot. See Trot, n.
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     2. Fig.: To run; to jog; to hurry.
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              He that rises late must trot all day, and will
              scarcely overtake his business at night. --Franklin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trot \Trot\, v. t.
     To cause to move, as a horse or other animal, in the pace
     called a trot; to cause to run without galloping or
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     To trot out, to lead or bring out, as a horse, to show his
        paces; hence, to bring forward, as for exhibition.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trot \Trot\, n. [F. See Trot, v. i.]
     1. The pace of a horse or other quadruped, more rapid than a
        walk, but of various degrees of swiftness, in which one
        fore foot and the hind foot of the opposite side are
        lifted at the same time. "The limbs move diagonally in
        pairs in the trot." --Stillman (The Horse in Motion).
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     2. Fig.: A jogging pace, as of a person hurrying.
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     3. One who trots; a child; a woman.
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              An old trot with ne'er a tooth.       --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a slow pace of running [syn: jog, trot, lope]
      2: radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be
         established throughout the world by continuing revolution
         [syn: Trotskyite, Trotskyist, Trot]
      3: a literal translation used in studying a foreign language
         (often used illicitly) [syn: pony, trot, crib]
      4: a gait faster than a walk; diagonally opposite legs strike
         the ground together
      v 1: run at a moderately swift pace [syn: trot, jog, clip]
      2: ride at a trot
      3: cause to trot; "She trotted the horse home"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  184 Moby Thesaurus words for "trot":
     alliteration, amble, amplification, assonance, bag, bat, beldam,
     biddy, bilingual text, bound, bring out, burst, burst of speed,
     bustle, canter, caracole, chime, clavis, come out with, crib,
     crone, curvet, dame, dash, dead run, decipherment, decoding,
     dingdong, display, dogtrot, dowager, drab, drag, drag out,
     dredge up, drone, droop, exhibit, faithful translation,
     flank speed, flat-out speed, flaunt, flounce, forced draft,
     fox-trot, free translation, frisk, frump, full gallop, gait,
     gallop, get, git, gloss, glossary, go on horseback, grandam,
     grandmother, granny, hack, hag, hand gallop, harping, hasten,
     headlong rush, heavy right foot, high lope, hightail, hitch,
     hobble, hop, hop along, horse, hotfoot, humdrum, hurry, hustle,
     interlinear, interlinear translation, interpretation, jingle,
     jingle-jangle, jog, jog trot, key, leap, limp, lock step,
     loose translation, lope, lurch, make tracks, maximum speed,
     metaphrase, mince, mincing steps, monotone, monotony, mount,
     near rhyme, old battle-ax, old dame, old girl, old granny,
     old lady, old trot, old wife, old woman, open throttle, pace,
     paddle, paraphrase, piaffe, piaffer, pitter-patter, plunge, pony,
     prance, race, rack, recite, repeat, repeated sounds,
     repetitiousness, repetitiveness, restatement, rewording, rhyme,
     ride bareback, ride hard, roll, run, rush, saunter, scamper, scoot,
     scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, show, shuffle, sidle, single-foot,
     singsong, skedaddle, slant rhyme, slink, slither, slouch, slowness,
     spring, sprint, spurt, stagger, stale repetition, stalk, step,
     step along, step lively, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut,
     swagger, swing, take horse, tedium, tittup, toddle, totter,
     transcription, translation, transliteration, tread, trip, trot out,
     unnecessary repetition, velocity, waddle, walk, war-horse,
     wide-open speed, witch

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