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Webster 1913 Edition


Colt

Colt

(kōlt; 110)
,
Noun.
[OE.
colt
a young horse, ass, or camel, AS.
colt
; cf. dial. Sw.
kullt
a boy, lad.]
1.
The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; – sometimes distinctively applied to the male,
filly
being the female. Cf.
Foal
.
☞ In sporting circles it is usual to reckon the age of colts from some arbitrary date, as from January 1, or May 1, next preceding the birth of the animal.
2.
A young, foolish fellow.
Shak.
3.
A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.
Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Colt’s tooth
,
an imperfect or superfluous tooth in young horses.
To cast one's colt's tooth
,
to cease from youthful wantonness.
“Your colt's tooth is not cast yet.”
Shak.
To have a colt's tooth
,
to be wanton.
Chaucer.

Colt

(kōlt; 110)
,
Verb.
I.
To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
[Obs.]
They shook off their bridles and began to
colt
.
Spenser.

Colt

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To horse; to get with young.
Shak.
2.
To befool.
[Obs.]
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Colt

COLT

, n.
1.
The young of the equine genus of animals or horse kind. In America, colt is equally applied to the male or female, and this is unquestionable correct. The male is called a house-colt, and the female is called a filly.
2.
A young foolish fellow; a person without experience or stability.

COLT

,
Verb.
I.
To frisk, riot or frolic, like a colt; to be licentious.

COLT

,
Verb.
T.
To befool.

Definition 2022


Colt

Colt

See also: colt and colț

English

Proper noun

Colt

  1. A male given name

colt

colt

See also: Colt and colț

English

A mare and colt.

Noun

colt (plural colts)

  1. A young male horse.
  2. A youthful or inexperienced person; a novice.
    • 1594, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, I. ii. 38:
      Ay, that's a colt indeed, for he doth nothing but / talk of his horse, and he makes it a great appropriation to / his own good parts that he can shoe him himself.
  3. (nautical) A short piece of rope once used by petty officers as an instrument of punishment.

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Verb

colt (third-person singular simple present colts, present participle colting, simple past and past participle colted)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To horse; to get with young.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To befool.
  3. To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.
    • Spenser
      They shook off their bridles and began to colt.

References

  • colt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

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