[ eld ]
/ ɛld /

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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Examples from the Web for 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


/ (ɛld) /

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 elds


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

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