pony


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po·ny

 (pō′nē)
n. pl. po·nies
1. A horse of any of several stocky breeds that are small in size when full grown, such as the Shetland pony.
2.
a. Informal A racehorse.
b. Sports A polo horse.
3. Something small for its kind, especially a small glass for beer or liqueur.
4. A word-for-word translation of a foreign language text, especially one used as an aid in studying or test-taking. Also called crib, trot.
5. Chiefly British The sum of 25 pounds.
tr.v. po·nied, po·ny·ing, po·nies
To lead (a horse) with another horse.
Phrasal Verb:
pony up Slang
To pay (money owed or due).

[Probably from obsolete French poulenet, diminutive of poulain, colt, from Late Latin pullāmen, young of an animal, from Latin pullus; see pau- in Indo-European roots.]

pony

(ˈpəʊnɪ)
n, pl ponies
1. (Animals) any of various breeds of small horse, usually under 14.2 hands
2.
a. a small drinking glass, esp for liqueurs
b. the amount held by such a glass
3. anything small of its kind
4. (Gambling, except Cards) slang Brit a sum of £25, esp in bookmaking
5. (Education) slang Also called: trot US a literal translation used by students, often illicitly, in preparation for foreign language lessons or examinations; crib
[C17: from Scottish powney, perhaps from obsolete French poulenet a little colt, from poulain colt, from Latin pullus young animal, foal]

po•ny

(ˈpoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nies, n.
1. a small horse of any of several breeds, usu. not higher at the shoulder than 14½ hands (58 in./146 cm).
2. Slang. a racehorse.
3. Informal. a literal translation or summary of a text, used illicitly as an aid in schoolwork; crib.
4. something small of its kind.
5. a small glass holding about one ounce (30 ml) of liqueur.
6. a small beverage bottle, often holding seven ounces (196 g).
v.
7. pony up, Informal. to pay (money), as to settle an account.
[1650–60; < French (now obsolete) poulenet, diminutive of poulain colt < Medieval Latin pullānus (Latin pull(us) foal + -ānus -an1); see -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pony - a range horse of the western United Statespony - a range horse of the western United States
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
mustang - small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish
cayuse, Indian pony - a small native range horse
2.pony - an informal term for a racehorse; "he liked to bet on the ponies"
bangtail, race horse, racehorse - a horse bred for racing
3.pony - a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
interlingual rendition, translation, version, rendering - a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
4.pony - a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskeypony - a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
drinking glass, glass - a container for holding liquids while drinking
5.pony - any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder
Equus caballus, horse - solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times
Shetland pony - breed of very small pony with long shaggy mane and tail
Welsh pony - breed of small ponies originally from Wales
Exmoor - stocky breed of pony with a fawn-colored nose

pony

noun
Related words
collective noun herd
Translations
فَرَسٌ قَزَممُهْر،حِصان صَغير
poník
pony
poni
poni
póni
smáhestur
ポニー
조랑말
arklio uodegapasijodinėjimasponis
ponijs
poni
ponny
ม้าพันธุ์เล็ก
ngựa nhỏ

pony

[ˈpəʊnɪ]
A. N
1.poney m, potro m
2. (Brit) → 25 libras
3. (US) (Scol) → chuleta f
B. CPD pony trekking Nexcursión f en poney

pony

[ˈpəʊni] nponey m pony clubpony club n club équestre où l'on monte à poney

pony

n
Pony nt
(Brit sl) → 25 Pfund
(US sl: = crib) → Spickzettel m
(US inf: = small glass) → Gläschen nt

pony

:
pony express
nPonyexpress m
ponytail
nPferdeschwanz m; she was wearing her hair in a ponysie trug einen Pferdeschwanz
pony trekking
nPonyreiten nt; a pony holidayein Ponyreiturlaub m

pony

[ˈpəʊnɪ] npony m inv

pony

(ˈpəuni) plural ˈponies noun
a small horse. The child was riding a brown pony.
ˈpony-tail noun
(a kind of hairstyle with the) hair tied in a bunch at the back of the head.
ˈpony-trekking noun
the sport or pastime of riding in the countryside in small groups.

pony

فَرَسٌ قَزَم poník pony Pony πόνι poni poni poney poni pony ポニー 조랑말 pony ponni kucyk pónei, pônei пони ponny ม้าพันธุ์เล็ก midilli ngựa nhỏ 小马驹
References in classic literature ?
I have a pony at home, and ride nearly every day in the park with Fred and Kate.
He was twenty-seven years old and rode about town on a grey pony.
The minute supper was over, Otto took me into the kitchen to whisper to me about a pony down in the barn that had been bought for me at a sale; he had been riding him to find out whether he had any bad tricks, but he was a `perfect gentleman,' and his name was Dude.
Grose, since then, in the way of manners and things, had done as she could for Flora; and there were, further, a cook, a housemaid, a dairywoman, an old pony, an old groom, and an old gardener, all likewise thoroughly respectable.
In outer aspect, Pip and Dough-Boy made a match, like a black pony and a white one, of equal developments, though of dissimilar color, driven in one eccentric span.
In the stall next to mine stood a little fat gray pony, with a thick mane and tail, a very pretty head, and a pert little nose.
Well, yer see," said Sam, proceeding gravely to wash down Haley's pony, "I 'se 'quired what yer may call a habit o' bobservation, Andy.
When we got back, it was after moonrise: a pony, which we knew to be the surgeon's, was standing at the garden door.
The mistress visited her often in the interval, and commenced her plan of reform by trying to raise her self-respect with fine clothes and flattery, which she took readily; so that, instead of a wild, hatless little savage jumping into the house, and rushing to squeeze us all breathless, there 'lighted from a handsome black pony a very dignified person, with brown ringlets falling from the cover of a feathered beaver, and a long cloth habit, which she was obliged to hold up with both hands that she might sail in.
Our Dickon, he's twelve years old and he's got a young pony he calls his own.
Janet, hire the grey pony and chaise tomorrow morning at ten o'clock, and pack up Master Trotwood's clothes tonight.
He pricked his ears and listened to the trit-trot, trit-trot of a pony.