Filly and Mare

Filly

A filly is a young female horse too young to be called a mare. There are several specific definitions in use.

filly n : a young female horse under the age of four

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "filly": Houyhnhnm, Partlet, babe, baby, biddy, bitch, bossy, broad, brood mare, charger, chick, colleen, colt, courser, cow, critter, cutie, dame, damoiselle, damsel, demoiselle, dobbin, doe, doll, entire, entire horse, equine, ewe, ewe lamb, foal, frail, gal, gelding, girl, girlie, guinea hen, gyp, heifer, hen, hind, horse, hoyden, jenny, jeune fille, jill, junior miss, lass, lassie, lioness, little missy, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, mare, miss, missy, mount, nag, nanny, nanny goat, nymphet, peahen, piece, prancer, roe, romp, schoolgirl, schoolmaid, schoolmiss, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, skirt, slip, slut, sow, stallion, steed, stud, studhorse, subdeb, subdebutante, subteen, subteener, tarpan, teenybopper, tigress, tomato, tomboy, top horse, virgin, vixen, war-horse, wench, wild horse, young creature, young thing

Filly \Fil"ly\, n.; pl. {Fillies}. [Cf. Icel. fylia, fr. foli foal. See {Foal}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A female foal or colt; a young mare. Cf. {Colt}, {Foal}. [1913 Webster] Neighing in likeness of a filly foal. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A lively, spirited young girl. [Colloq.] --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Mare

A mare is an adult female horse or other equine.

mare n 1: female equine animal [syn: {female horse}] 2: a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon [syn: {maria}]

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "mare": Houyhnhnm, Partlet, alkali flat, alluvial plain, basin, biddy, bitch, bossy, bottomland, brood mare, bushveld, campo, champaign, champaign country, charger, coastal plain, colt, courser, cow, critter, delta, desert, dobbin, doe, down, downs, entire, entire horse, equine, ewe, ewe lamb, fell, filly, flat, flat country, flatland, flats, foal, gelding, grass veld, grassland, guinea hen, gyp, heath, heifer, hen, hind, horse, jenny, lande, level, lioness, llano, lowland, lowlands, lunar mare, mesa, mesilla, moor, moorland, mount, nag, nanny, nanny goat, open country, pampa, pampas, peahen, peneplain, plain, plains, plateau, playa, prairie, prancer, roe, salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan, savanna, sebkha, she-bear, she-goat, she-lion, slut, sow, stallion, steed, steppe, stud, studhorse, table, tableland, tarpan, tigress, top horse, tree veld, tundra, upland, vega, veld, vixen, war-horse, weald, wide-open spaces, wild horse, wold

maria \maria\ n. pl. 1. (Astron.) Plural form of {mare}, a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Bot.) A valuable timber tree of Panama. Syn: Calophyllum longifolium. [WordNet 1.5]

Mare \Mare\, n. [AS. mara incubus; akin to OHG. & Icel. mara; cf. Pol. mora, Bohem. m[*u]ra.] (Med.) Sighing, suffocative panting, intercepted utterance, with a sense of pressure across the chest, occurring during sleep; the incubus; -- obsolete, except in the compound nightmare. [1913 Webster] I will ride thee o' nights like the mare. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Mare \Mare\ (m[^a]r), n. [OE. mere, AS. mere, myre, fem of AS. mearh horse, akin to D. merrie mare, G. m["a]hre, OHG. marah horse, meriha mare, Icel. marr horse, OCelt. marka (Pausan. 19, 19,4), Ir. marc, W. march. Cf. {Marshal}.] The female of the horse and other equine quadrupeds. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • filly: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • filly: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • filly: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • mare: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • mare: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • mare: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • mare: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • mare: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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