- the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.
Origin of veld
Related Words for veldtgrassland, pasture, prairie, plain, meadow, steppe, savanna, rug, carpet, lea, pasturage, heath, mead, veldt, field, range, llano, pampas, sward, campo
Examples from the Web for veldt
Historical Examples of veldt
For with the fall of darkness and the larger silence of darkness, the veldt awoke.
In all their magnificence they stalked abroad, lords of the veldt.
They divide the veldt into a series of rough parallelograms.
It is not fair to judge new troops on their first day on the veldt.
The Dutch veldt may be a little more desolate than Birmingham.A Miscellany of Men
G. K. Chesterton
Word Origin for veld
South African grassland, 1785, from Afrikaans, from older Dutch veld "field;" related to English field (n.).
1785, South African, from older Dutch veldt (see field (n.)).
- An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.