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horn

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chronology, Music
ldoce_162_bhornhorn1 /hɔːn $ hɔːrn/ ●●○ noun 🔊 🔊 1 bull.jpg animal a) [countable] the hard pointed thing that grows, usually in pairs, on the heads of animals such as cows and goatsantlers b) [uncountable] the substance that animals’ horns are made of 🔊 a knife with a horn handle c) [countable] a part of an animal’s head that sticks out like a horn, for example on a snail2 on a car [countable]TMC the thing in a vehicle that you use to make a loud sound as a signal or warningsound/toot/honk/blow your horn (=make a noise with your horn)3 musical instrument [countable] a) APMa musical instrument like a long metal tube that is wide at one end, that you play by blowing b) informal a trumpet c) a French horn d) APMa musical instrument made from an animal’s horn English horn4 drinking horn/powder horn etc5 draw/pull in your horns6 be on the horns of a dilemma blow your own trumpet/horn at blow1(19), → lock horns at lock1(7), → take the bull by the horns at bull1(3)
Examples from the Corpus
hornhorn-rimmed glassesHe contrasted sharply with the acceptance horn, exemplified by career policemen.We will therefore use the four horns in unison.The driver leaned out of the window and shouted at the lad, sounded his horn twice, then drove on.The palace enhances this quality through its long flat courtyard, which leads us directly to the rising horns.When you blow the horn, it sounds blaring.sound/toot/honk/blow your hornAs she turned uphill, a dark-red Daimler slid by, and blew its horn at her.Motorists below honked their horns and flashed their headlights in response.The driver sounded his horn furiously as the taxi sped on.For the remainder of the evening, Barbara and A. B. Everage honked their horn and flashed their lights.Nanny hoisted her higher in her arms as the huntsman blew his horn and the hounds moved off.Other angry motorists blew their horns and flashed rude two-finger salutes when they finally managed to overtake him.Dilip drove off honking his horn and threatening to run down those who were slow to get out of his way.Fire trucks honked their horns, beer was sprayed on bar patrons and bikini-clad women kissed strangers.
hornhorn2 verb 🔊 🔊 horn in→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hornFor a while, being there felt like horning in on a family reunion.
Horn, thethe HornHorn, the 🔊 🔊 see Cape Horn
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Verb table
horn
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhorn
he, she, ithorns
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhorned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave horned
he, she, ithas horned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad horned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill horn
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have horned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam horning
he, she, itis horning
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you, we, theyare horning
Past
I, he, she, itwas horning
you, we, theywere horning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been horning
he, she, ithas been horning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been horning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be horning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been horning
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