(dreh-SAHZH) [French, from dresser: to hold oneself upright; to tame] The art of training a horse to obey commands and execute the precise, formal movements required at a horse show or riding exhibition.
   See also manège.
   Jerry Diaz, who surrounds himself and his palomino with a spinning lariat as well as a balletic dressage demonstration —The New York Times, November 6, 1998.

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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