Dictionary.com

foal

[ fohl ]
/ foʊl /
Save This Word!

noun
a young horse, mule, or related animal, especially one that is not yet one year of age.
verb (used with or without object)
to give birth to (a colt or filly).
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of foal

before 950; (noun) Middle English fole,Old English fola; cognate with Old High German folo (German Fohlen); akin to Latin pullus young animal, Greek pôlos foal; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM foal

un·foaled, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use foal in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for foal

foal
/ (fəʊl) /

noun
the young of a horse or related animal
verb
to give birth to (a foal)

Word Origin for foal

Old English fola; related to Old Frisian fola, Old High German folo foal, Latin pullus young creature, Greek pōlos foal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK