verb (used with object), geld·ed or gelt, geld·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM geldgelder, nounun·geld·ed, adjective
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noun English History.
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Example sentences from the Web for geld
By 1086 the number of houses had decreased to 100, and of these 20 were in such a wretched condition that they could not pay geld.
One-third of the geld was paid to Geoffrey de Coutances, bishop of Exeter, who threw up the earthworks of the castle.
Well, she's heir of all this isle (for I will geld monster).Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
Come, knave, it were a good deed to geld thee, by Cock's bones!Gammer Gurton's Needle|Mr. S. Mr. of Art
One great purpose seems to mould both its form and its substance; it is a geld-book.Domesday Book and Beyond|Frederic William Maitland