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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a Manchester United/Redsox/Colts etc fan
▪ Manchester United fans were delighted with their team’s victory.
▪ Forbes said although nothing was physically wrong with Tale of the Cat, the 3-year-#old colt appeared stiff.
▪ A black horse was galloping down it, frisking his back legs like a colt.
▪ Cash Asmussen is likely to be on board the unbeaten colt.
▪ Forbes said although nothing was physically wrong with Tale of the Cat, the 3-year-old colt appeared stiff.
▪ He was one of Ibn Fayoud's colts and apparently bone idle.
▪ It sometimes happens that yearling or two-year-old colts show signs of aggression, and treat people like an inferior horse.
▪ Ladbrokes had quoted Francois Boutin's colt at 40-1 but have now taken him out of their list.
▪ Nakatani is expected to contend that an existing injury, not his whipping, caused the colt to break down.
▪ The spring grass can transform a model of mature stability into a clowning colt.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Colt \Colt\, v. t.

  1. To horse; to get with young.

  2. To befool. [Obs.]


Colt \Colt\ (k[=o]lt; 110), v. i. To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly. [Obs.]

They shook off their bridles and began to colt.


Colt \Colt\ (k[=o]lt; 110), n. [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.

    Note: 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.

  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.''

    To have a colt's tooth, to be wanton.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

type of revolver, 1838, originally the manufacture of U.S. gunsmith Samuel Colt (1814-1862).


Old English colt "colt," originally "young ass," in Biblical translations also used for "young camel," perhaps from Proto-Germanic *kultaz (cognates: Swedish dialectal kult "young boar, piglet; boy," Danish kuld "offspring, brood") and akin to child. Applied to persons from early 13c.\n\nCOLT'S TOOTH An old fellow who marries, or keeps a young girl, is ſaid to have a colt's tooth in his head.

["Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1796]


n. 1 A young male horse. 2 A youthful or inexperienced person; a novice. 3 (context nautical English) A short piece of rope once used by petty officers as an instrument of punishment. vb. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To horse; to get with young. 2 (context obsolete transitive English) To befool. 3 To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly.

  1. n. a young male horse under the age of four

  2. a kind of revolver

Colt, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
Population (2000): 368
Housing Units (2000): 188
Land area (2000): 1.246548 sq. miles (3.228544 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.246548 sq. miles (3.228544 sq. km)
FIPS code: 14950
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 35.130750 N, 90.811261 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 72326
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Colt, AR

Colt(s) or COLT may refer to:

COLT (software)

COLT (Code Orchestra Livecoding Tool) is an ActionScript and JavaScript livecoding tool by Code Orchestra, available by subscription.

Colt (horse)

A colt is a male horse, usually below the age of four years.

The term "colt" only describes young male horses and is not to be confused with foal, which is a horse of either sex less than one year of age. Similarly, a yearling is a horse of either sex between the ages of one and two. A young female horse is called a filly, and a mare once she is an adult animal. In horse racing, particularly for Thoroughbreds in the United Kingdom, a colt is defined as an uncastrated male from the age of two up to and including the age of four.

An adult male horse if left intact is called either a " stallion" or a "horse" (sometimes full horse); if castrated, it is called a gelding. In some cases, particularly informal nomenclature, a gelding under four years is still called a colt. A rig or ridgling is a male equine with a retained testicle or one which has been incompletely castrated.

In the wild, colts are driven from their herds by the herd stallion somewhere between the age of one and two. This may be in part an instinct to prevent inbreeding. When driven out, they usually join with other young stallions in a bachelor herd. They stay with this band until they are mature enough to form their own herd of mares. The terms "rag" or "rake" have been historically used to refer to a group of colts, but they have fallen out of modern usage.

Colt (libraries)

Colt is a set of Open Source Libraries for High Performance Scientific and Technical Computing written in Java and developed at CERN. Colt was developed with a focus on High Energy Physics, but is applicable to many other problems. Colt was last updated in 2004 (when Java 1.4 was the current release) and its code base has been incorporated into the Parallel Colt code base, which has received more recent development.

Colt provides an infrastructure for scalable scientific and technical computing in Java. It is particularly useful in the domain of High Energy Physics at CERN. It contains, among others, efficient and usable data structures and algorithms for Off-line and On-line Data Analysis, Linear Algebra, Multi-dimensional arrays, Statistics, Histogramming, Monte Carlo Simulation, Parallel & Concurrent Programming. It summons some of the best concepts, designs and implementations thought up over time by the community, ports or improves them and introduces new approaches where need arises.

Colt (surname)

Colt is the surname of:


  • Samuel Colt (1814-1862), American inventor and industrialist, founder of Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company
  • Alvin Colt (1916–2008), American costume designer
  • Harry Colt (1869-1951), English golf-course architect
  • James Colt (1932-2008), American lawyer and politician
  • John C. Colt (1810-1842), American bookkeeping authority and murderer, brother of Samuel Colt
  • Johnny Colt (born 1968), American bass guitarist
  • Judah Colt (1761–1832), early settler of Erie County, Pennsylvania
  • LeBaron Bradford Colt, (1846–1924), U.S. Senator from Rhode Island and judge
  • Marshall Colt (born 1948), former actor and currently a practicing psychologist
  • Maximilian Colt (died after 1641), Flemish sculptor who emigrated to England and became the King's Master Carver
  • Roswell L. Colt (1779-1856), American businessman
  • Samuel P. Colt (1852–1921), American industrialist and politician, nephew of Samuel Colt
  • Elizabeth Jarvis Colt (1826-1905), American businesswomen and philanthropist, widow and heir of Samuel Colt
  • ten baronets - see Colt baronets


  • Colt family incest case, an Australian family discovered to have been engaging in four generations of incest

Fictional characters:

  • Christopher Colt, protagonist of the Colt .45 television series
Colt (given name)

Colt is a masculine given name which may refer to:


  • Colt Anderson (born 1985), American football player
  • Colt Brennan (born 1983), American National Football League quarterback
  • Colt David (born 1985), American football player
  • Colt Knost (born 1985), American golfer
  • Colt McCoy (born 1986), American football quarterback with the University of Texas

Fictional characters:

  • Colt Seavers, title character of the TV show The Fall Guy
  • Colt Wilcox, a major character in the animated TV series Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

Usage examples of "colt".

Colt up, he fired at the man near the balcony just as the Americano shot at him.

Colt autopistol as the single best handgun choice for defensive use under conditions of long-term survival.

Finally, the Colt autopistol will withstand the extensive shooting with full-power loads that most of us find necessary for practical mastery of a big-bore handgun.

Lyons pointed to the silenced Colt autopistol he held, then pointed to the knife in the hand of the Yaqui.

Lyons pointed the Colt autopistol straight down at the gasping soldier and fired once.

Henry in the group which followed the gray colt back to the barns, and called to him.

As they approached a group of yearlings, munching on a pile of berseem hay in a paddock, a bay colt lifted his head to gaze at them.

Colt out from inside their bibs, and tossed them on the ground with the other arms.

Every thing from yearling colts and fillies to Arabians under training to aged broodmares was paraded out for their inspection.

Brighton bushland I drew back the hammer of my Colt and left it loose under my coat.

Men of the II nd Augusta had found the body and one of their junior tribunes read the charge: that during the first watch of the night, the accused, Julius Valerius Corvus, did loose his horse, a pied colt known for its unstable temperament, and did set it to kill one Amminios, son of Cunobelinos, against whom he was known to hold a grudge, this man being under the protection and care of his most noble majesty the Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Germanicus.

From a child this Frank had been a donought that his father, a headborough, who could ill keep him to school to learn his letters and the use of the globes, matriculated at the university to study the mechanics but he took the bit between his teeth like a raw colt and was more familiar with the justiciary and the parish beadle than with his volumes.

Colt between the knob and the doorcase in such a way that when you tried to open up from inside, you merely made the wedge tighter.

Colt automatic with walnut stocks, wedged behind the Eastlake cabinet.

Geronimo locked eyes, then the gunfighter twirled his Colts into their holsters and chuckled.