Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[eld] /ɛld/
noun, Archaic.
Origin of eld
before 1000; Middle English elde, Old English eldo, ieldo, derivative of (e)ald old; see world Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for eld
Historical Examples
  • "It was wonderful well played, Mr. eld," the old man answered.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • "Theer's nothin' o' that sort about me, Mr. eld," he replied.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • "You are rather severe upon your audience, Mr. eld," he said.

    Aunt Rachel David Christie Murray
  • To-day, in my eld, it amuses me still that for long I never kissed her.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • "eld, eld," he said; and that was all the explanation I could obtain from him.

  • Of the ancient Scottish family of Monypenny, of Pitmilly; eld.

  • Praise God, today I received a most cheering letter from eld.

    Birth of a Reformation Andrew Byers
  • "Know that thou hast come into the hands of the Knights of eld," he said.

    Ripeness is All Jesse Roarke
  • I couldn't think of nothing to say but just 'Not at 'Ome,' and out of 'abit like I 'eld the tray.

    Kipps H. G. Wells
  • I—I might ha' known when they led me on so that they 'eld the inner line of communications.

    Stalky & Co. Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for eld


noun (archaic)
old age
olden days; antiquity
Word Origin
Old English eldu; related to Old Norse elli; see old
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for eld

poetic or archaic form of old; in some cases from Old English eald.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for eld

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for eld

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for eld