pony definition

  • noun:
    • Any of several kinds or varieties of ponies which are small in size whenever full-grown, such as the Shetland pony.
    • Informal A racehorse.
    • Sports A polo horse.
    • Something little for the type, particularly a tiny glass for beer or liqueur.
    • A word-for-word translation of a foreign language text, especially one utilized privately by students as an aid in studying or test-taking. Also known as crib, trot.
    • Chiefly British the sum 25 weight.
    • Any of a number of tiny breeds of horse under 14.2 arms.
    • a tiny helping of an alcoholic drink.
    • A serving of 140 millilitres of alcohol.
    • Twenty-five pounds sterling.
    • A translation utilized as a research aid; loosely, a crib, a cheat-sheet.
    • (from "pony and trap") Crap; trash, nonsense.
    • a tiny horse.
    • Twenty-five weight sterling.
    • A translation or an integral accustomed avoid study in getting lessons; a crib; a trot.
    • A small glass of alcohol.
    • an extremely little horse; specifically, a horse under 13 fingers tall.
    • The sum of £25.
    • A translation of a Greek or Latin author utilized unfairly into the preparation of classes; hence, any guide so used: identical to horse, 9. [School and college slang.]
    • a really little drinking-glass.
    • the amount (of liquor) found in such a glass.
    • a little raft of logs.
    • In the western Indies, a small tree, Tecoma serratifolia.
    • One thing tiny of their sort: an attributive usage.
    • an assortment horse for the western US
    • a casual term for a racehorse
    • a little glass adequate to carry one swallow of whiskey
    • any of different kinds of small gentle ponies typically less than five legs high during the shoulder
    • a literal interpretation used in learning a foreign language (usually made use of illicitly)
  • verb-transitive:
    • To study with a pony: pony a lesson; ponied all-night prior to the exam.
  • phrasal-verb:
    • pony up Slang To pay (bad debts or due).
  • verb:
    • to guide (a horse) from another horse.
  • adjective:
    • Of little-worth.
  • others:
    • To use a pony in translating: because, to pony a piece of Latin.
    • To pay; settle; placed: with up.

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