- (in Scandinavia) any of numerous species of herring.
- any immature or small herring, other than a sprat, that is canned and commercially sold as a sardine.
Origin of sild
1920–25; < Norwegian, Danish: herring, Old Norse síld
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- any of various small young herrings, esp when prepared and canned in Norway