[ee-kwahyn, ek-wahyn]
of, pertaining to, or resembling a horse: a bold, equine face.
a horse.

1770–80; < Latin equīnus, equivalent to equ(us) horse + -īnus -ine1

equinely, adverb
equinity, noun
unequine, adjective
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equine (ˈɛkwaɪn)
1.  of, relating to, or resembling a horse
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the family Equidae, which comprises horses, zebras, and asses
[C18: from Latin equīnus, from equus horse]

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Word Origin & History

1778, from L. equinus, from equus "horse," from PIE base *ekwos "horse" (cf. Skt. asvah, Gk. hippos, O.E. eoh, O.Ir. ech).
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equine e·quine (ē'kwīn', ěk'wīn')

  1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a horse.

  2. Of or belonging to the family Equidae, which includes the horses, asses, and zebras.

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equine   (ē'kwīn', ěk'wīn')  Pronunciation Key 
Characteristic of or resembling horses or related animals, such as donkeys.
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Example sentences
The devices were often graced with equine figureheads, or even carved dragons and elephants.
The successive steps of equine local evolution have been, of course, the result of the peculiar requirements of the time.
To pound the equine, then, make sure that you stick to your main points.
Choose from six continents and a wide range of prices or customize your own equine escape.
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