from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young male horse.
- n. A youthful or inexperienced person; a novice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young male horse
- n. A youthful or inexperienced person; a novice
- n. A short piece of rope once used by petty officers to urge men to work
- v. To horse; to get with young.
- v. To befool.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male,
fillybeing the female. Cf. foal.
- n. A young, foolish fellow.
- n. A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.
- intransitive v. To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
- transitive v. To horse; to get with young.
- transitive v. To befool.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young horse, or a young animal of the horse tribe: commonly and distinctively applied to the male, the young female being a filly.
- n. A person new to office or to the exercise of any art; a green hand: as, a team of colts at cricket.
- n. A cheat; a slippery fellow.
- n. A rope's end used for punishment; also, a piece of rope with something heavy at the end used as a weapon.
- n. The second after-swarm of bees.
- n. Synonyms Filly, etc. See pony.
- To frisk, frolic, or run at large, like a colt.
- [Cf. calve, v., 2, and cave, verb, II., 2.] To become detached, as a mass of earth from a bank or excavation; cave: with in.
- To befool; fool.
- To beat with a rope's end. See colt, n., 4.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kind of revolver
- n. a young male horse under the age of four
Middle English, from Old English.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)