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Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise.
Frank Langella

Meaning of "white horse" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WHITE HORSE

white horse play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WHITE HORSE

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White horse is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WHITE HORSE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

white horse

White (horse)

White horses are born white and stay white throughout their life. White horses may have brown, blue, or hazel eyes. "True white" horses, especially those that carry one of the dominant white genes, are rare. Most horses that are commonly referred to as "white" are actually "gray" horses whose hair coats are completely white.

Definition of white horse in the English dictionary

The definition of white horse in the dictionary is the outline of a horse carved into the side of a chalk hill, usually dating to the Neolithic, Bronze, or Iron Ages, such as that at Uffington, Berkshire. Other definition of white horse is a wave with a white broken crest.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WHITE HORSE

white fox
White Friar
white frost
white gold
white goods
white gum
white hat
white heat
white hope
white horehound
White House
white knight
white lady
white lead
white lead ore
white leather
white leg
white lias
white lie
white light

WORDS THAT END LIKE WHITE HORSE

clotheshorse
cutting horse
dark horse
flog a dead horse
for the worse
gift horse
horse
iron horse
light horse
put the cart before the horse
quarter horse
racehorse
rocking horse
sawhorse
sea horse
seahorse
shire horse
to get off your high horse
Whitehorse
wild horse
workhorse

Synonyms and antonyms of white horse in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «white horse» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WHITE HORSE

Find out the translation of white horse to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of white horse from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «white horse» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

白马
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caballo blanco
570 millions of speakers

English

white horse
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सफेद घोड़े
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حصان أبيض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

белая лошадь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cavalo branco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সাদা ঘোড়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cheval blanc
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kuda putih
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schimmel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

白馬
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

흰 말
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jaran putih
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con ngựa trắng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெள்ளை குதிரை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पांढरा घोडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Beyaz at
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cavallo bianco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

biały koń
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

білий кінь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cal alb
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άσπρο άλογο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wit perd
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vit häst
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hvit hest
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of white horse

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WHITE HORSE»

The term «white horse» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.121 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about white horse

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6 QUOTES WITH «WHITE HORSE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word white horse.
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Gary Cooper
I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don't mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy.
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Christine Keeler
As a little girl I used to daydream about my real father coming on a white horse to rescue me.
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Frank Langella
Vampires are sexy to a woman perhaps because the fantasy is similar to that of the man on the white horse sweeping her off to paradise.
4
Henry Mintzberg
This obsession with leadership... It's not neutral; it's American, this idea of the heroic leader who comes in on a white horse to save the day. I think it's killing American companies.
5
Franco Nero
Everyone has a first love, and mine was the western. When I was a child and dreamed of the movies, it was always as a cowboy on a white horse.
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Anzia Yezierska
Poverty was an ornament on a learned man like a red ribbon on a white horse.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WHITE HORSE»

Discover the use of white horse in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to white horse and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Little White Horse
'For a fleeting instant Maria thought she saw a little white horse with a flowing mane and tail, head raised, poised, halted in mid-flight, as though it had seen her and was glad.
Elizabeth Goudge, 2011
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White Horse: A Novel
Working at an animal testing laboratory to pay her way through college, Zoe discovers that she is pregnant at the same time the world is shattered by an apocalyptic viral outbreak that wipes out everyone she loves and genetically mutates ...
Alex Adams, 2012
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Behold a White Horse
This book is not meant for those who refuse to step out of their box, but instead cling onto their blinders, believing that the world is exactly as they have always been taught it is.
Cisco Wheeler, 2009
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The Ballad of the White Horse
It is a prophecy.” —Dale Ahlquist, President, The American Chesterton Society “Not only a charming poem and a great tale, this is a keystone work of Christian literature that will be read long after most of the books of our era are ...
G. K. Chesterton, 2014
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Uffington White Horse and its landscape: investigations at ...
This volume presents a full, illustrated account of the archaeological, artefactual and documentary research on the White Horse and its associated sites, carried out between 1989 and 1995.
David Miles, Richard N. Bailey, 2003
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Riding the White Horse Home: A Western Family Album
The author presents a portrait of three generations of her family in the rural West, their links to the family's Wyoming ranch, and the loss of their rural lifestyle
Teresa Jordan, 1994
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The White Horse Trick
Following on from The New Policeman and The Last of the High Kings, The White Horse Trick travels from the now to far distant futures: from world's end to world's beginning.
Kate Thompson, 2010
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The Ballad of the White Horse
BOOK. VIII. THE. SCOURING. OFTHE. HORSE. In the years of the peace of Wessex, When the good King sat at home; Years following onthat bloodyboon When she that stands above themoon Stood above death at Ethandune And saw his ...
G. K. Chesterton, 2014
9
Find the White Horse
A hair-raising cross-country adventure as Lubber the dog and Squintum the cat join forces with a racing pigeon and an Irish setter to search for Lubber's home. Winner of the Children's Book Award.
Dick King-Smith, 2005
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White Horse, Black Hat: A Quarter Century on Hollywood's ...
Highly personal, filled with rare glimpses of a life that lives only in the memory of a few, this narrative is a nostalgic memoir of a bygone time, of those who shared life on Poverty Row—and of the hard work, failures, successes, and ...
Jack C. Lewis, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WHITE HORSE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term white horse is used in the context of the following news items.
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Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire rides high on housing boom
The Vale of the White Horse stretches 18 miles, from the Wiltshire border to Oxford, and between the river Thames to the north and the ancient Ridgeway road ... «Financial Times, Jan 15»
2
Watch Pat Sajak's Meltdown on Wheel of Fortune
So another woman guessed “riding a white horse.” After that, Pat Sajak just walked off and stormed back on stage and hilariously shouted “Who said anything ... «TIME, Nov 14»
3
Horse Casually Saunters Into UK Police Station, Shows Himself Out
The visitor -- a brown and white horse, which apparently lives near the building, police said -- didn't hesitate to stroll in through the police station's sliding doors, ... «Huffington Post, Oct 14»
4
Great white shark attacks kayakers off Plymouth
—What appears to have been a great white shark bit a kayak carrying a woman off White Horse Beach in Plymouth on Wednesday night, officials said. «WCVB Boston, Sep 14»
5
WHITE HORSE BEACH: Weekend antics push residents to breaking …
Bob Sirois and Peg O'Hearn have experienced some bad “beach days” in their White Horse neighborhood, but this past Memorial Day weekend ranks right near ... «Wicked Local Plymouth, May 14»
6
Lady Gaga Arrives On A White Horse At The AMAs, Decked Out In …
The songstress rocked a frock that looked like it came right out of her brand new Versace campaign as she rode in on a fake white horse, channeling Bianca ... «Hollywood Life, Nov 13»
7
Boardwalk Empire: "White Horse Pike" Review
But in "White Horse Pike," all of the seasonal stories began converging like never before, with Narcisse finally crossing over fully into Nucky's world, making a ... «IGN, Nov 13»
8
Mark Wallinger unveils White Horse sculpture on The Mall
The White Horse is a scaled-down version of a proposed 50m-high (164ft) ... The full-size horse, which will cost up to £15m to complete, would stand more than ... «BBC News, Mar 13»
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Kentucky Derby: Will mighty white steed ride to rescue of struggling …
A white horse has never won the Kentucky Derby, so the entry of nearly pure white Hansen makes for a good story. But it likely won't be enough to bring horse ... «Christian Science Monitor, May 12»
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Derby Dreams Ride In on a White Horse
Hansen got his color from his father, Tapit, a gray horse. But Hansen's success transcends his parents': he has won four of his five races. He will run his last ... «New York Times, Apr 12»

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