Origin of foalMiddle English fole from Old English fola, akin to Old Norse foli, Old High German folo (Ger fohlen) from Indo-European base an unverified form p?u-, little, small from source few, filly, Classical Latin paucus, little
The young offspring of a horse or other equine animal, especially one under a year old.
intransitive verbfoaled, foal·ing, foals
To give birth to a foal.
Origin of foalMiddle English fole from Old English fola ; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A young (male or female) horse, especially just after birth or less than a year old.
(third-person singular simple present foals, present participle foaling, simple past and past participle foaled)
- (equestrian) To give birth; to bear offspring.
- It was a good sign that the foal would be born soon.
- Princess was supposed to foal again in January.
- Alex waited through some more contractions and finally pulled the foal straight out.
- Alex had promised the foal to Jonathan and he had already named it Eureka.
- She gazed at the foal again.