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weald

[ weeld ]
/ wild /
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noun

wooded or uncultivated country.

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Origin of weald

before 1150; Middle English weeld,Old English weald forest; cognate with German Wald;cf. wold1

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH weald

weald , wield

Definition for weald (2 of 2)

Weald
[ weeld ]
/ wild /

noun

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 Dictionary definitions for weald (1 of 2)

weald
/ (wiːld) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for weald (2 of 2)

Weald
/ (wiːld) /

noun

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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