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weald

[weeld] /wild/
noun
1.
wooded or uncultivated country.
Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English weeld, Old English weald forest; cognate with German Wald; cf. wold1
Can be confused
weald, wield.

Weald

[weeld] /wild/
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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British Dictionary definitions for weald

weald

/wiːld/
noun
1.
(Brit, archaic) open or forested country
Word Origin
Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wald, Old Norse vollr, probably related to wild

Weald

/wiːld/
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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