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).
the young of a horse or related animal
to give birth to (a foal)
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.
[fohm] /foʊm/ noun 1. a collection of minute bubbles formed on the surface of a liquid by agitation, fermentation, etc.: foam on a glass of beer. 2. the froth of perspiration, caused by great exertion, formed on the skin of a horse or other animal. 3. froth formed from saliva in the mouth, as in […]
- Foam cell
foam cell n. A cell containing lipids in small vacuoles, as seen in leprosy and xanthoma, often a histiocyte.
noun, Chemistry, Metallurgy. 1. a uniform foamlike metal structure produced when hydrogen bubbles are evolved from metal hydrides uniformly dispersed throughout a host metal or metal alloy: used as a structural material because of its shock-absorbing properties and light weight.