eld

[eld]

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 elds

past, eld

Examples from the Web for elds

Historical Examples of elds

  • By-and-by the two Elds appeared, and the customary business of the afternoon began.

    Aunt Rachel

    David Christie Murray


British Dictionary definitions for elds

eld

noun archaic
  1. old age
  2. 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 elds

eld

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

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