from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A valley, a flat grassy area, a glade.
  • n. The sole of a plough.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little dell or valley; a flat piece of low, moist ground.
  • n. The sole of a plow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little dell or valley; a vale.
  • n. An open space or strip of greensward in a wood or between two woods; a glade.
  • n. A harbor; a basin.
  • n. An obsolete preterit of slide.
  • n. A long narrow spade with a part of one side turned up at right angles, used for cutting peats; a peat-spade.
  • n. The sole of a plow.


From Middle English slade ("Low-lying ground, a valley; a flat grassy area, glade; hollows of clouds; a creek, stream; a channel"), from Old English slǣd ("valley, glade"). (Wiktionary)



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