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weald

[weeld]
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noun
  1. 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
Can be confusedweald wield

Weald

[weeld]
noun
  1. 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 Words

forest, log, hardwood, lumber, woodland, timber, wood, timberland, park, jungle, thicket, girder, rafter, balk, club, grove, stake, beam, pole, woods

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Historical Examples

  • But Weald feared he might bring death back to Weald if he were allowed to return.

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  • So he was definitely unpopular when his ship lifted from Weald.

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  • He went through the filmed record of every inspection ever made on Weald and on Dara.

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  • But they ought to be told about the arrival of that ship at Weald, and what Weald thinks about it!

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  • It's practically certain that there are other, agents, if you like that word better, on Weald.

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British Dictionary definitions for weald

weald

noun
  1. British archaic open or forested country
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Word Origin

Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wald, Old Norse vollr, probably related to wild

Weald

noun
  1. 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

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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