- wooded or uncultivated country.
Origin of weald
before 1150; Middle English weeld, Old English weald forest; cognate with German Wald; cf. wold1
- The, a region in SE England, in Kent, Surrey, and Essex counties: once a forest area; now an agricultural region.
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Related Wordsforest, log, hardwood, lumber, woodland, timber, wood, timberland, park, jungle, thicket, girder, rafter, balk, club, grove, stake, beam, pole, woods
Examples from the Web for weald
But Weald feared he might bring death back to Weald if he were allowed to return.
So he was definitely unpopular when his ship lifted from Weald.
He went through the filmed record of every inspection ever made on Weald and on Dara.
But they ought to be told about the arrival of that ship at Weald, and what Weald thinks about it!
It's practically certain that there are other, agents, if you like that word better, on Weald.
- British archaic open or forested country
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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Word Origin and History for weald
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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