Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An open rolling upland area, as found in several regions of England.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See weld.
  • noun Obsolete forms of would. See will.
  • noun An open tract of country; a down.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A wood; a forest.
  • noun A plain, or low hill; a country without wood, whether hilly or not.
  • noun See weld.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An unforested or deforested plain, a grassland, a moor.
  • noun obsolete A wood or forest, especially a wooded upland

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English weald, forest.]

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From Middle English wald, wold, from Old English (Anglian) wald (cf. weald), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz, from Proto-Indo-European *wel(ə)-t- (cf. Welsh gwallt ‘hair’, Lithuanian váltis ‘oat awn’, Serbo-Croatian vlât ‘ear (of wheat)’, Ancient Greek λάσιος (lásios) ‘hairy’). See also the related term weald.

Examples

  • I like the retro-romance novel cover look, and the lush blue-grey & bronzish hues .. which are certainly strong signifiers that you're in wold Newton territory.

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  • Reason: A new wold, which is fascinating and absolutely addictive.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Reason: A new wold, which is fascinating and absolutely addictive.

    Reader Interview: Eva

  • An 'vo'k do still call the wold house the dree woaks,

    Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect

  • He longed on that day for a letter for the last house in the lane, there he would dally and talk awhile and look on church-going faces before his last tramp over the lonely wold to end at the dreaded door of the queer grey house called wold-hut.

    Tales of Three Hemispheres

  • An overview of the state of poverty in so-called wold's biggest democracy, India.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • An overview of the state of poverty in so-called wold's biggest democracy, India.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Could the format be Korea vs Japan in their own playoffs (perhaps some format to decide an Asian or a non-MLB champion?) vs the MLB champion which we currently refer to as the wold series champion?

    The LoHud Yankees Blog

  • An overview of the state of poverty in so-called wold's biggest democracy, India. chitranshh@gmail.com created by chitransh India is a nation of critics.

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  • An overview of the state of poverty in so-called wold's biggest democracy, India. chitranshh@gmail.com created by chitransh India is a nation of critics.

    WN.com - Photown News

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  • This woman had magnificent smooth wolds of shoulders and a large blonde dignity...

    - Rebecca West, The Judge

    July 17, 2009

  • The gods talk in the breath of the wold

    They talk in the shaken pine,

    And they fill the long reach of the old seashore

    With dialogue divine;

    And the poet who overhears

    Some random word they say

    Is the fated man of men

    Whom the ages must obey

    -Emerson, from "The Poet"

    July 17, 2009