- a young horse, mule, or related animal, especially one that is not yet one year of age.
- to give birth to (a colt or filly).
Origin of foal
Examples from the Web for foaled
We've been pals, you and I; pals since you were first foaled.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
He took his broken rider back into the county where he had been foaled.
But without a strap or buckle of harness upon her—as naked as when she was foaled!
He would take five bars any time, egad, and sit any colt that was ever foaled.Richard Carvel, Complete
He come from Greystop's paddock, where my Tophet was foaled; they are brothers.Romany of the Snows
- the young of a horse or related animal
- to give birth to (a foal)
Word Origin and History for foaled
Old English fola "foal, colt," from Proto-Germanic *fulon (cf. Old Saxon folo, Middle Dutch and Dutch veulen, Old Norse foli, Old Frisian fola, Old High German folo, German Fohlen, Gothic fula), from PIE *pulo- "young of an animal" (cf. Greek polos "foal," Latin pullus "a young animal," Albanian pele "mare"), from root *pau- "few, little" (see few).
"give birth (to a foal)," late 14c., from foal (n.). Related: Foaled; foaling.