noun Archaic.

Origin of eld

before 1000; Middle English elde, Old English eldo, ieldo, derivative of (e)ald old; see world
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Related Words for eld

past, eld

Examples from the Web for eld

Historical Examples of eld

  • "Theer's nothin' o' that sort about me, Mr. Eld," he replied.

    Aunt Rachel

    David Christie Murray

  • "It was wonderful well played, Mr. Eld," the old man answered.

    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.

British Dictionary definitions for eld


noun archaic

old age
olden days; antiquity

Word Origin for eld

Old English eldu; related to Old Norse elli; see old
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Word Origin and History for eld

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

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