equestrian

[ih-kwes-tree-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill.
2.
mounted on horseback: equestrian knights.
3.
representing a person mounted on a horse: an equestrian statue.
4.
pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors: an equestrian code of honor.
5.
of or pertaining to the ancient Roman equites.
noun
6.
a person who rides horses.

Origin:
1650–60; < Latin equestri(s) (compare eques horseman) + -an

equestrianism, noun
nonequestrian, adjective, noun
unequestrian, adjective
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equestrian (ɪˈkwɛstrɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to horses and riding
2.  on horseback; mounted
3.  depicting or representing a person on horseback: an equestrian statue
4.  of, relating to, or composed of Roman equites
5.  of, relating to, or composed of knights, esp the imperial free knights of the Holy Roman Empire
 
n
6.  a person skilled in riding and horsemanship
 
[C17: from Latin equestris, from eques horseman, knight, from equus horse]
 
e'questrianism
 
n

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equestrian
1656, formed in Eng. from L. equester (gen. equestris) "of a horseman," from eques "horseman, knight," from equus "horse" (see equine). The pseudo-Fr. fem. equestrienne is attested from 1864.
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Example sentences
Horse-crossing signs and paddocks remind drivers that this is equestrian terrain.
In the midst of organized equestrian activities, there are also those who prefer to go out riding on their own.
The donation will be used to help build a multipurpose indoor football-practice complex, an equestrian center, a baseball.
Swimming and diving, equestrian and track and field athletes have all been dominant.
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