• WordNet 3.6
    • n colt a young male horse under the age of four
    • n Colt a kind of revolver
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Colt A short knotted rope formerly used as an instrument of punishment in the navy.
    • Colt A young, foolish fellow.
    • Colt The young of the equine genus or horse kind of animals; -- sometimes distinctively applied to the male, filly being the female. Cf. Foal.
    • Colt To befool.
    • v. i Colt kōlt To frisk or frolic like a colt; to act licentiously or wantonly. "They shook off their bridles and began to colt ."
    • Colt To horse; to get with young.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colt A young horse, or a young animal of the horse tribe: commonly and distinctively applied to the male, the young female being a filly. In the Bible it is applied to a young camel and to a young ass. In sporting, a thoroughbred colt becomes a horse at five years old, others at four years.
    • n colt A person new to office or to the exercise of any art; a green hand: as, a team of colts at cricket.
    • n colt A cheat; a slippery fellow.
    • n colt A rope's end used for punishment; also, a piece of rope with something heavy at the end used as a weapon.
    • n colt The second after-swarm of bees.
    • n colt Synonyms Filly, etc. See pony.
    • colt To frisk, frolic, or run at large, like a colt.
    • colt [Cf. calve, v., 2, and cave, verb, II., 2.] To become detached, as a mass of earth from a bank or excavation; cave: with in.
    • colt To befool; fool.
    • colt To beat with a rope's end. See colt, n., 4.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Colt kōlt a young horse: an awkward fellow: an inexperienced youth: :
    • v.i Colt (Spens.) to frisk like a colt
    • v.t Colt (Shak.) to cheat: to give the rope's end, to beat
    • n Colt kōlt (B.) a young camel or ass
    • n Colt kōlt (naut.) a rope's end
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  • Plutarch
    “The wildest colts make the best horses.”
  • Proverb
    “A colt is worth little if it does not break its halter.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. colt, a young horse, ass, or camel, AS. colt,; cf. dial. Sw. kullt, a boy, lad
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. colt; Sw. kult, a young boar, a stout boy.


In literature:

The one that was sick last night died and left a little colt.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
We went up across it to the top of the hill, but could not find the colts.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
He was then a promising young colt who had not earned a fixed place in the Eleven.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
Buck looked the lot over carefully, finally picking out a thirty-eight Colt with a good heft.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
And if Rose's father don't find Lady he can borrow our colt for the rest of the journey.
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis
His father had given him a colt back there where they slept between sheets.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Joe remained stolidly at the heads of the two restless black colts.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
They founded two races, one, in 1779, for three-year-old fillies; another, in 1780, for three-year-old colts and fillies.
"Highways and Byways in Surrey" by Eric Parker
Suppose it was useless; suppose the mare, and not the colt, ate the crumbs?
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
So she opened the gate and came to the road and stood waiting for the colt.
"A California Girl" by Edward Eldridge

In poetry:

I feared the freezing blizzard,
fretted about my pet ram
and Toppa too, my stripling
two-year-old colt, my jewel.
"The Pipit" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Surely this earth, this air
Should bear the prophet-singers,
Minstrels like colts unbroken,
Minstrels of leaves and corn.
"Do You Remember Springfield?" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Le foglie, scosse da leggiero vento
E per sottil pioviggin lagrimanti,
Siccome colte da orribil spavento
Si fecero tremanti.
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
Thus Kitty, beautiful and young,
And wild as colt untamed,
Bespoke the fair from whence she sprung,
With little rage inflamed.
"The Female Phaeton" by Matthew Prior
The old gray mare that last year fell
As thin as any ghost,
Is getting a new white coat, and looks
As young as her colt, almost.
"Growing Rich" by Alice Cary
Forget my Dad! Theer's niver a man
In t' north or t' south countree
A straighter rider! Who can break in
A wild colt better nor he?
"Gypsy Bride" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe

In news:

Rant while coaching the Indianapolis Colts was eventually turned into a Coors Light commercial.
Andrew Luck's progress is Indianapolis Colts' good fortune .
Hairball 's drummer is Colt Python.
Two Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders are sporting new hairdos all for a good cause.
You may recall Colts Coach Chuck Pagano is in the midst of his own battle with a treatable form of the disease.
Zenyatta's half-brother , a 3-year-old colt named Souper Spectacular, broke his maiden on Saturday when he won the fifth at Saratoga for trainer Seth Benzel.
Photo/ Hambletonian Society Continentalvictory (1) bested colt Lindy Lane to capture the 1996 Hambletonian .
Longhorns' defense steps up to harass even Colt McCoy.
The fast colt is relatively inexperienced.
View full size John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has led the offense to five touchdowns in his nine possessions this preseason.
If you're going to pick the Bears to win the Super Bowl, which I am, shouldn't you be certain that they'll beat the lowly Colts, which I'm not.
There was no end of regulation magic for the Colts in Qualcomm Stadium this time.
To top the Chargers again and advance to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, the Colts are going to have to get it done in overtime.
Hip #1447, colt, Unbridled's Song.
Grade I winner Henny Hughes ' first offspring is a Kentucky-bred colt foaled Jan 29.

In science:

Oncina, Learning deterministic linear languages, in: In: Computational Learning Theory, COLT 02.
Streaming algorithms for language recognition problems
This document is my summary explanation of the algorithm in “A Spectral Algorithm for Learning Hidden Markov Models” (COLT 2009), though there may be some slight notational inconsistencies with the original paper.
A Simple Explanation of A Spectral Algorithm for Learning Hidden Markov Models
The COLT paper includes error bounds and analysis.
A Simple Explanation of A Spectral Algorithm for Learning Hidden Markov Models
We specify Px as the distribution of a random matrix ξ ∈ Ex with takes the values kσ(x)k1Colj [U ]ColT j [V ], 1 ≤ j ≤ n with the probabilities σj (x)/kσ(x)k1 (when σ(x) = 0, ξ takes value 0 with probability 1); here Colj (A) denotes j -th column of a matrix A.
Solving large scale polynomial convex problems on $\ell_1$/nuclear norm balls by randomized first-order algorithms
Decatur, and Steve Homer, One the learnability of ZN -DNF formulas, Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Conference on Computational Learning Theory (COLT 1995), Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Algorithms for Testing Monomials in Multivariate Polynomials