from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A newly weaned child or young animal.
- adj. Newly weaned.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any young mammal that has been recently weaned.
- n. Specifically, a human child that has been recently weaned.
- n. Specifically, a young horse that has been weaned from its mother, but is less than one year old (usually 5-12 months old).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- a. & n. from wean, v.
- adj. Recently weaned.
- n. A child or animal newly weaned; a wean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A child or young animal newly weaned.
- Recently weaned.
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Hugh Fitzsimons purchased the bay Texas-bred weanling, which is a full-sister to Valid Message, winner of the Skyy El Joven Stakes at Retama Park and the Sunny's Halo Stakes at Louisiana Downs in 2008.
Surely I have smoothed and quieted my soul: like a weanling on his mother's (breast), like a weanling is my soul within me. "
He fetched up for a moment at a drawing easel, his reiterant cry checked on his lips, and threw a laugh of recognition and appreciation at the sketch, just outlined, of an awkward, big-boned, knobby, weanling colt caught in the act of madly whinneying for its mother.
Bred by the partnership of Becky Thomas and Lewis Lakin, Giant Ryan was not Breeders' Cup nominated as a weanling.
A thoroughbred weanling rested its head on another horse near Denman, New South Wales, Australia, Sunday.
On a weanling shoat he'd earlier noticed rooting among the fallen apples beneath this favorite of all his trees.
Little Larky's weanling, yearling and two-year-old years were unremarkable.
Into the old farmhouse I tottered, like a weanling child, with mother in her common clothes, helping me along, yet fearing, except by stealth, to look at me.
It was not even yet a weanling and would wither and die without a mother.
He hath broken the power of thine host, and the world hath not seen his like for stoutness; and withal he is but little more than a weanling.