weald

[ weeld ]
/ wild /

noun

wooded or uncultivated country.

Nearby words

  1. weakishly,
  2. weakling,
  3. weakly,
  4. weakness,
  5. weal,
  6. weald, the,
  7. wealth,
  8. wealth tax,
  9. wealthy,
  10. wean

Origin of weald

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

Can be confusedweald wield

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

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

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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Word Origin and History for weald

weald

n.

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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