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foal

noun \ ˈfōl \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of foal

: a young animal of the horse family; especially : one under one year
in foal
: pregnant 4

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Origin and Etymology of foal

Middle English fole, from Old English fola; akin to Latin pullus young of an animal, Greek pais child — more at few

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foal

verb

Definition of foal

intransitive verb
: to give birth to a foal
transitive verb
: to give birth to (a foal)

Examples of foal in a Sentence

  1. The mare will foal in June.

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First Known Use of foal

14th century

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FOAL Defined for English Language Learners

foal

noun

Definition of foal for English Language Learners

  • : a young horse; especially : a horse that is less than one year old


foal

verb

Definition of foal for English Language Learners

  • : to give birth to a foal


FOAL Defined for Kids

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foal

noun \ ˈfōl \

Definition of foal for Students

: a young animal of the horse family especially when less than one year old

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foal

verb

Definition of foal for Students

foaled; foaling
: to give birth to a baby horse
  • The mare will foal soon.

Medical Dictionary

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foal

noun \ ˈfōl \

medical Definition of foal

: the young of an animal of the horse family; especially : one less than one year old

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foal

intransitive verb

medical Definition of foal

: to give birth to a foal


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