equestrian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj equestrian of or relating to or featuring horseback riding
    • adj equestrian of or relating to or composed of knights
    • n equestrian a man skilled in equitation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Equestrian Being or riding on horseback; mounted; as, an equestrian statue. "An equestrian lady appeared upon the plains."
    • Equestrian Belonging to, or composed of, the ancient Roman equities or knights; as, the equestrian order.
    • Equestrian Of or pertaining to horses or horsemen, or to horsemanship; as, equestrian feats, or games.
    • n Equestrian One who rides on horseback; a horseman; a rider.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • equestrian Pertaining or relating to horses or horsemanship; concerned with horses or riding; consisting in or accompanied with performances on horseback: as, a person of equestrian tastes; an equestrian picture; equestrian feats, exercise, or sports.
    • equestrian Riding or represented as riding on a horse; exercising or mounted on horseback: as, equestrian performers; an equestrian statue of Washington. Equestrian statues are usually cast in bronze and mounted on a stone pedestal. Few early monuments of this kind are extant, the valuable metal they contained tempting ravagers to destroy them.
    • equestrian Of or pertaining to the Roman equites or knights: as, the equestrian order. See equites.
    • n equestrian A rider on horseback; specifically, one who earns his living by performing feats of agility and skill on horseback in a circus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Equestrian e-kwes′tri-an pertaining to horses or horsemanship: on horseback
    • n Equestrian one who rides on horseback:—fem. Equestrienne′
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. equester, from eques, horseman, fr. equus, horse: cf. F. équestre,. See Equine

Usage

In literature:

We do not know the rate at which the equestrians travelled.
"Old Roads and New Roads" by William Bodham Donne
The path grew each moment wilder and more impassable for equestrians.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Whatever other people may say or think, I put a great value on this equestrian taste.
"Nuts and Nutcrackers" by Charles James Lever
Over the principal entrance is a canopied recess, once sheltering an equestrian statue destroyed during the Revolution.
"Of Six Mediæval Women" by Alice Kemp-Welch
The most conspicuous is the colossal equestrian statue (22-1/2 ft. high) of Frederick William III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
Above the entrance to the cloister is an equestrian statue of St. Bartholomew, a masterwork of sixteenth-century German sculpture.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Then it struck him as ridiculous that he was enacting the part of an equestrian statue, with his arm raised aloft.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr
What is the matter now, my bold equestrian?
"Toby Tyler" by James Otis
Elegant equestrian act by D. Bastable.
"The Wouldbegoods" by E. Nesbit
Are there no night equestrians in London now.
"About London" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In news:

Equestrian Vaulting club competes in Las Vegas.
Polo, equestrian officials preview the 2013 season.
The North Central Texas College "English" equestrian team includes, left to right, front row: coach Bill Kaven, Jessica Hertel, Kaitlin Ormson, Michelle Mohr, Katlyn Kuhatschek and Elizabeth MacConnell.
Mississippi College's equestrian team turned in another solid performance at competition hosted by Georgia Tech.
Dinner bash with music, gaming, wine and more helps San Juan Capistrano Equestrian Coalition, Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano and Special Camp for Special Kids.
Haven equestrian claims state title.
Grand Haven equestrian coach JoAnn Kosanic said she had some sleepless nights after the first and second nights of the state championship meet at the Midland County Fairgrounds.
Staff photo by Ben Baugh The inaugural Dancing Horses Equestrian Center wagon ride was held Saturday.
Susan Stuart, Chairman of the Fourth Annual Texas Equestrian Gala benefiting Azleway stops by to talk about the upcoming event.
The Sylvania Equestrian Team, with riders from Northview, Southview, Wauseon, and Delta high schools, is to compete at the state competition at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on Sunday.
Oklahoma State equestrian gets back on track with win over Baylor.
D.C.-area officers ride high at equestrian event.
Equestrian Gets $408,000 After Career-Ending Accident.
Seven Olympic champions and nine out of the world's 10 top-ranked riders are in Rio de Janeiro for Latin America's most important equestrian event, which kicked off on Thursday.
Olympic champs highlight Brazil equestrian event.
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