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Webster 1913 Edition


Foal

Foal

(fōl)
,
Noun.
[OE.
fole
, AS.
fola
; akin to OHG.
folo
, G.
fohlen
, Goth.
fula
, Icel.
foli
, Sw.
fåle
, Gr.
πῶλος
, L.
pullus
a young animal. Cf.
Filly
,
Poultry
,
Pullet
.]
(Zoö.)
The young of any animal of the Horse family
(Equidæ)
; a colt; a filly.
Foal teeth
(Zool.)
,
the first set of teeth of a horse.
In foal
,
With foal
,
being with young; pregnant; – said of a mare or she ass.

Foal

(fōl)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Foaled
(fōld)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Foaling
.]
To bring forth (a colt); – said of a mare or a she ass.

Foal

(fōl)
,
Verb.
I.
To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.

Webster 1828 Edition


Foal

FOAL

,
Noun.
[L. pullus; Gr. The primary sense of the verb is to shoot, to cast or throw, to fall. The same verb in Heb. signifies to unite, to fasten. The verb belongs probably to the root of Eng. fall and foul with a different prefix. Foal is literally a shoot, issue, or that which is cast, or which falls.]
The young of the equine genus of quadrupeds and of either sex; a colt; a filly.

FOAL

,
Verb.
T.
To bring forth a colt or filly; to bring forth young as a mare or a she-ass.

Definition 2021


foal

foal

English

A mare and foal.

Noun

foal (plural foals)

  1. A young (male or female) horse, especially just after birth or less than a year old.

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foal (third-person singular simple present foals, present participle foaling, simple past and past participle foaled)

  1. (equestrian) To give birth; to bear offspring.
    • 1877, Anna Sewell, Black Beauty Chapter 22
      "Well," said John, "I don't believe there is a better pair of horses in the country, and right grieved I am to part with them, but they are not alike; the black one is the most perfect temper I ever knew; I suppose he has never known a hard word or a blow since he was foaled, and all his pleasure seems to be to do what you wish...

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