- The, a region in SE England, in Kent, Surrey, and Essex counties: once a forest area; now an agricultural region.
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- British archaic open or forested country
Word Origin for weald
Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wald, Old Norse vollr, probably related to wild
- the Weald a region of SE England, in Kent, Surrey, and East and West Sussex between the North Downs and the South Downs: formerly forested
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Old English (West Saxon) weald "forest, woodland," specifically the forest between the North and South Downs in Sussex, Kent, and Surrey; a West Saxon variant of Anglian wald (see wold).
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