wold

1
[ wohld ]
/ woʊld /

noun

an elevated tract of open country.
Often wolds. an open, hilly district, especially in England, as in Yorkshire or Lincolnshire.

Origin of wold

1
before 900; Middle English; Old English w(e)ald forest; cognate with German Wald; akin to wild, Old Norse vǫllr plain

Definition for wolds (2 of 2)

wold

2
[ wohld ]
/ woʊld /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wolds (1 of 3)

Wolds

/ (wəʊldz) /

pl n

the Wolds a range of chalk hills in NE England: consists of the Yorkshire Wolds to the north, separated from the Lincolnshire Wolds by the Humber estuary

British Dictionary definitions for wolds (2 of 3)

wold

1
/ (wəʊld) /

noun

mainly literary a tract of open rolling country, esp upland

Word Origin for wold

Old English weald bush; related to Old Saxon wald, German Wald forest, Old Norse vollr ground; see wild

British Dictionary definitions for wolds (3 of 3)

wold

2
/ (wəʊld) /

noun

another name for weld 2
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