from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A woodland.
- n. Chiefly British An area of open rolling upland.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wood or forest; a wooded land or region; also, an open country; often used in place names.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A wood or forest; a wooded land or region; also, an open country; -- often used in place names.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given in England to an oval-shaped area, bounded by a line topographically well marked by an escarpment of the Chalk, which begins at Folkestone Hill, near the Straits of Dover, and passes through the counties of Kent, Surrey, Hants, and Sussex, meeting the sea again at Beachy Head
- n. Any open country.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an area of open or forested country
From Weald, a once-forested area in southeast England, from Old English wald, weald, forest.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English weald, from Proto-Germanic *walþuz. Compare German Wald, Dutch wout. See also wold, ultimately of the same origin. (Wiktionary)