matilda

[ muh-til-duh ]
/ məˈtɪl də /

noun Australian.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of matilda

First recorded in 1890–95; special use of proper name Matilda

Definition for matilda (2 of 2)

Matilda
[ muh-til-duh; for 3 also Italian mah-teel-dah ]
/ məˈtɪl də; for 3 also Italian mɑˈtil dɑ /

noun

Also called Maud [mawd] /mɔd/ .1102–67, empress of the Holy Roman Empire 1114–25; queen of England 1141 (daughter of Henry I of England).
Military. a 26½-ton British tank of early World War II, having a crew of four and armed with a 40 mm gun.
Also Ma·til·de [muh-til-duh; French ma-teeld; Italian mah-teel-de]. /məˈtɪl də; French maˈtild; Italian mɑˈtil dɛ/. a female given name.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for matilda

British Dictionary definitions for matilda (1 of 2)

Matilda1
/ (məˈtɪldə) /

noun Australian informal

a bushman's swag
waltz Matilda or walk Matilda to travel the road carrying one's swag

Word Origin for Matilda

C20: from the Christian name

British Dictionary definitions for matilda (2 of 2)

Matilda2
/ (məˈtɪldə) /

noun

known as the Empress Maud. 1102–67, only daughter of Henry I of England and wife of Geoffrey of Anjou. After her father's death (1135) she unsuccessfully waged a civil war with Stephen for the English throne; her son succeeded as Henry II
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012