horn

horn
1 noun
1 OF AN ANIMAL (C) one of the pair of hard pointed parts that grow on the heads of cows, goats, and other animals
2 SUBSTANCE (U)
a) the substance that animals' horns are made of: a knife with a horn handle
b) (C) a part of an animal's head that stands out like a horn, for example on a snail
3 ON A CAR (C) the thing in a vehicle that is used to make a loud sound as a signal or warning: blow/sound your horn (=make a noise with your horn)
4 MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (C)
a) one of several musical instruments that consist of a long metal tube, wide at one end, that you play by blowing
b) a musical instrument made from an animal's horn
—see also: French horn, English horn, post horn
5 drinking horn/powder horn etc a container in the shape of an animal's horn, used in the past for drinking from, carrying gunpowder etc
6 draw/pull in your horns to reduce the amount of money you spend
7 be on the horns of a dilemma to be in a situation in which you have to choose between two unpleasant or difficult situations
—see also: blow your own trumpet/horn blow 1 (21), lock horns lock 1 (6), take the bull by the horns bull 1 (3) 2 verb AmE horn in phrasal verb (I) AmE to interrupt or try to take part in something when you are not wanted (+ on): He horned in on my date.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • Horn — may refer to: * Horn (anatomy), the pointed projection of the skin of various animals, as an organ or its material * Horn (surname)In music and sound * Horn (instrument), sometimes called a French horn, a brass musical instrument constructed of… …   Wikipedia

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  • horn — [hôrn] n. [ME < OE, akin to Ger < IE base * k̑er , upper part of the body, head > L cornu, Gr keras] 1. a) a hard, hollow, bony or keratinous, permanent projection that grows on the head of various hoofed animals, esp. bovid ruminants b) …   English World dictionary

  • Horn — Sn std. (8. Jh.), mhd. horn, ahd. horn, as. horn Stammwort. Aus g. * hurna n. Horn , auch in gt. haurn, anord. horn, ae. horn m., afr. horn. Außergermanisch entspricht am genauesten (als u Stamm) l. cornū Horn, Spitze (al. cornum), kelt. kárnon… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • HORN (R.) — HORN REBECCA (1944 ) Née en 1944 à Michelstadt Hambourg, l’artiste d’origine allemande Rebecca Horn a réalisé ses premiers travaux en polyuréthanne, ce qui provoque chez elle une grave infection pulmonaire. Pendant près d’un an, elle sera… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Horn — Horn: Das gemeingerm. Wort mhd., ahd. horn, got. haúrn, engl. horn, schwed. horn ist, wie z. B. auch das verwandte lat. cornu »Horn«, eine Bildung zu der unter ↑ Hirn dargestellten idg. Wurzel *k̑er‹ə› , die ursprünglich das Horn bzw. Geweih auf… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • horn|y — «HR nee», adjective, horn|i|er, horn|i|est. 1. made of horn or a substance like it: »the horny shell of a lobster. 2. hard like a horn; calloused …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hörn — Hörn, die paarige, aus Hornsubstanz bestehende Scheide der (knöchernen) Stirnbeinzapfen der Cavicornia (horntragenden Wiederkäuer). Im weiteren Sinne als Hornmaterial rechnet man hierzu noch die Hufe der Unpaarzeher, die Klauen der Paarzeher und… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

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