from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old.
- intransitive v. To give birth to a foal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young (male or female) horse, especially just after birth or less than a year old.
- v. To give birth; to bear offspring.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The young of any animal of the Horse family (Equidæ); a colt; a filly.
- transitive v. To bring forth (a colt); -- said of a mare or a she ass.
- intransitive v. To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The young of the equine genus of quadrupeds, of either sex; a colt or a filly.
- n. In coal-mining. See the extract.
- To bring forth, as a colt or filly: said of a mare or a she-ass.
- To bring forth young, as an animal of the horse kind.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a young horse
- v. give birth to a foal
Middle English fole, from Old English fola.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English fola, from Proto-Germanic *fulô, from pre-Germanic *pl̥Hon-, from Proto-Indo-European *pōlH- ‘animal young’ (compare Ancient Greek πώλος (pṓlos), Latin pullus, Albanian pelë ‘mare’, Armenian ul ‘kid, fawn’). (Wiktionary)