noun /ˈdɹɛs.ɑːʒ/
a) the schooling of a horse

Im competing in two dressage shows and a jumping show this weekend

b) an equestrian sport in which the horse and rider perform a test of specific movements in an arena, and are judged on the horses obedience, acceptance of the bridle and of the riders aids, gaits, impulsion, and the harmony between horse and rider

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  • dressage — [ dresaʒ ] n. m. • 1791; dressure n. f. 1854; de dresser ♦ Action de dresser. 1 ♦ Action d installer (qqch.) en faisant tenir droit. Dressage d une tente, d un lit. ⇒ montage. 2 ♦ Techn. Opération qui consiste à donner une forme plane. Dressage… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dressage — n. maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dressage — (n.) 1936, from Fr. dressage, from dresser to train, drill (see DRESS (Cf. dress) (v.)). Middle English had dress (v.) in the sense of to train or break in a horse or other animal (c.1400), but it died out …   Etymology dictionary

  • dressage — /fr. dʀeˈsaʒ/ [vc. fr., da dresser «drizzare» e «indirizzare, istruire»] s. m. inv. (di animali da corsa) addestramento …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • dressage — ► NOUN ▪ the art of riding and training horses so as to develop obedience, flexibility, and balance. ORIGIN French, training …   English terms dictionary

  • dressage — [dre säzh′] n. [Fr, training < dresser, to arrange, train < OFr drecier: see DRESS] exhibition riding or horsemanship in which the horse is controlled in certain difficult steps and gaits by very slight movements of the rider …   English World dictionary

  • Dressage — An upper level dressage competitor performing an extended trot. Dressage (pronounced /ˈdrɛsɑːʒ/ or /drɨˈsɑːʒ/) (a French term, most commonly translated to mean training ) is a competitive equestrian sport, defined by the International E …   Wikipedia

  • Dressage — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Dressage », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) En sport, le dressage est une discipline… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dressage — /dreuh sahzh /; Fr. /drdde sannzh /, n. 1. See haute école (def. 1). 2. the art or method of training a horse in obedience and in precision of movement. [1935 40; < F, equiv. to dress(er) to DRESS + age AGE] * * * I (French; training …   Universalium

  • DRESSAGE — n. m. Action de dresser. Le dressage d’un fil de fer, d’une barre de fer. Fig., Le dressage d’un cheval, d’un chien …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • dressage — (drè sa j ) s. m. 1°   Action de dresser, de redresser le fil destiné à faire des aiguilles ou des épingles. Le dressage des aiguilles. 2°   Action de dresser une glace, un miroir, etc. 3°   Terme de métallurgie. Préparation des meules de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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