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PONY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pony mean? 

PONY (noun)
  The noun PONY has 5 senses:

1. a range horse of the western United States
2. an informal term for a racehorse
3. a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
4. a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
5. any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder

  Familiarity information: PONY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PONY (noun)


Sense 1pony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A range horse of the western United States

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("pony" is a kind of...):

Equus caballus; horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pony"):

mustang (small hardy range horse of the western plains descended from horses brought by the Spanish)

cayuse; Indian pony (a small native range horse)


Sense 2pony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An informal term for a racehorse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Context example:

he liked to bet on the ponies

Hypernyms ("pony" is a kind of...):

bangtail; race horse; racehorse (a horse bred for racing)


Sense 3pony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

crib; pony; trot

Hypernyms ("pony" is a kind of...):

interlingual rendition; rendering; translation; version (a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language)


Sense 4pony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

jigger; shot glass; pony

Hypernyms ("pony" is a kind of...):

drinking glass; glass (a container for holding liquids while drinking)


Sense 5pony [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of various breeds of small gentle horses usually less than five feet high at the shoulder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("pony" is a kind of...):

Equus caballus; horse (solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pony"):

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)


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