Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Age: said of any period of life.
- n. Old age; senility; also, an old person.
- n. An age; an indefinitely long period of time.
- n. Time.
- n. Former ages; old times; antiquity.
- An obsolete variant of old.
- To become old; grow old.
- To delay; linger.
- To make old.
- n. rare or dialectal One's age, age in years, period of life.
- n. Old age, senility; an old person.
- n. Time; an age, an indefinitely long period of time.
- n. Former ages, antiquity, olden times.
- adj. obsolete Old.
- v. intransitive, archaic To age, become or grow old.
- v. intransitive To delay; linger.
- v. transitive To make old, age.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Old.
- n. Obs. or Archaic Age; esp., old age.
- n. Poetic Old times; former days; antiquity.
- v. obsolete To age; to grow old.
- v. obsolete To make old or ancient.
- n. a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises
- n. a late time of life
- From Middle English elde, from Old English ieldu, eldo, ieldo ("age, period of time; period; time of life, years; mature or old age, eld; an age of the world, era, epoch"), from Proto-Germanic *aldīn (“eld, age”), from Proto-Germanic *aldaz (“grown up, mature, old”), from Proto-Germanic *alanan (“to grow, breed, nourish”), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (“to raise, feed”). Cognate with Scots eild ("age"), North Frisian jelde ("age"), German Älte ("age"), Danish ælde ("eld, age"), Icelandic elli ("eld, age"). Related also to Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌳𐍃 (alds, "generation, age"), Old English alan ("to grow up, nourish"). More at old. (Wiktionary)
“She had a race called the eld that seemed remarkably elf-like.”
“I picked up the colors again and 'eld 'em high over my head, for the smoke were pretty thick, and,' To the colors, 'I shouted,' Rally, lads, rally! ”
“The destroyer 'eld' er fire and come hup close, sir, to 'ave fun teasing us.”
“A digitizing tablet shown in the con ﬁ guration where a set of colls generated a magenetic - ﬁ eld which is disturbed by the presence of the pen tip in that exact location (3).”
“eld' im to it -- stuck to 'im like grim death until' e'd gone through with it.”
“On a cold, foggy morning in September 2007, two dozen young Jews gathered in a Connecticut ﬁ eld to witness nine goats be shechted, or slaughtered according to Jewish law.”
“The ﬁeld of play must be rectangular and marked with lines.”
“The four pillars of the initiative included the following practices: "(1) reengineer by adopting the best private sector business practices in defense support activities; (2) consolidate organizations to remove redundancy and move program management out of corporate headquarters and back to the ﬁeld; (3) compete many more functions now being performed in-house, which will improve quality, cut costs, and make the Department more responsive; and (4) eliminate excess infrastructure.”
“To further these goals, Secretary Cohen proposed reductions of 33 percent in the number of employees in the Ofﬁce of the Secretary of Defense, 29 percent in the Joint Staff, 10 percent in military headquarters, 21 percent in defense agencies, and 36 percent in departmental ﬁeld activities.”
“• The military should use its new authority to pursue criminal enforcement actions under the Uniform Code of Military Justice against contractors serving with or accompanying an armed force in the ﬁeld.”
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