Foal Foal (f[=o]l), v. i. To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind. [1913 Webster]

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  • Foal — (f[=o]l), n. [OE. fole, AS. fola; akin to OHG. folo, G. fohlen, Goth. fula, Icel. foli, Sw. f[*a]le, Gr. pw^los, L. pullus a young animal. Cf. {Filly}, {Poultry}, {Pullet}.] (Zo[ o].) The young of any animal of the Horse family {(Equid[ae])}; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foal — fōl n the young of an animal of the horse family esp one less than one year old foal vi to give birth to a foal …   Medical dictionary

  • Foal — (f[=o]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foaled} (f[=o]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foaling}.] To bring forth (a colt); said of a mare or a she ass. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foal — ● foal nom masculin (anglais foal) Poulain de race de sang n ayant pas encore un an …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • foal — foal·hood; foal; …   English syllables

  • foal — ► NOUN ▪ a young horse or related animal. ► VERB ▪ (of a mare) give birth to a foal. ORIGIN Old English, related to FILLY(Cf. ↑filly) …   English terms dictionary

  • foal — [fōl] n. [ME fole < OE fola, akin to ON foli, OHG folo (Ger fohlen) < IE base * pōu , little, small > FEW, FILLY, L paucus, little] a young horse, mule, donkey, etc.; colt or filly vt., vi. to give birth to (a foal) …   English World dictionary

  • Foal — A foal is a horse that is one year old or younger. More specific terms are colt for a male foal and filly for a female foal. When the foal is nursing its dam (mother), it may also be called a suckling . After the young horse has been weaned from… …   Wikipedia

  • foal — {{11}}foal (n.) O.E. fola foal, colt, from P.Gmc. *fulon (Cf. O.S. folo, M.Du., Du. veulen, O.N. foli, O.Fris. fola, O.H.G. folo, Ger. Fohlen, Goth. fula), from PIE *pulo young of an animal (Cf. Gk. polos …   Etymology dictionary

  • foal — I UK [fəʊl] / US [foʊl] noun [countable] Word forms foal : singular foal plural foals a young horse, or a young donkey or mule II UK [fəʊl] / US [foʊl] verb [intransitive] Word forms foal : present tense I/you/we/they foal he/she/it foals present …   English dictionary

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