gelt

1
[ gelt ]
/ gɛlt /
|

verb

a simple past tense and past participle of geld1.

Nearby words

  1. geloscopy,
  2. gelosis,
  3. gelsemium,
  4. gelsenkirchen,
  5. gelsolin,
  6. geländeläufer,
  7. geländesprung,
  8. gelée,
  9. gelée, claude,
  10. gem

gelt

2
[ gelt ]
/ gɛlt /

noun Slang.

Origin of gelt

2
1890–95; < Yiddish < Middle High German geld money; in earlier British dial. uses < German or Dutch; see geld2

geld

1
[ geld ]
/ gɛld /

verb (used with object), geld·ed or gelt, geld·ing.

to castrate (an animal, especially a horse).
to take strength, vitality, or power from; weaken or subdue.

Origin of geld

1
1250–1300; Middle English gelden < Old Norse gelda

Related formsgeld·er, nounun·geld·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for gelt

gelt

1
/ (ɡɛlt) /

verb

archaic, or dialect a past tense and past participle of geld 1

noun

slang, mainly US cash or funds; money

Word Origin for gelt

C19: from Yiddish, from Old High German gelt reward

geld

1
/ (ɡɛld) /

verb gelds, gelding, gelded or gelt (tr)

to castrate (a horse or other animal)
to deprive of virility or vitality; emasculate; weaken
Derived Formsgelder, noun

Word Origin for geld

C13: from Old Norse gelda, from geldr barren

geld

2
/ (ɡɛld) /

noun

a tax on land levied in late Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

Word Origin for geld

Old English gield service, tax; related to Old Norse gjald tribute, Old Frisian jeld, Old High German gelt retribution, income

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