follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

wold1

[wohld] /woʊld/
noun
1.
an elevated tract of open country.
2.
Often, wolds. an open, hilly district, especially in England, as in Yorkshire or Lincolnshire.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English w(e)ald forest; cognate with German Wald; akin to wild, Old Norse vǫllr plain

wold2

[wohld] /woʊld/
noun
1.
weld2 .
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for wolds

Wolds

/wəʊldz/
plural noun
1.
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

wold1

/wəʊld/
noun
1.
(mainly literary) a tract of open rolling country, esp upland
Word Origin
Old English weald bush; related to Old Saxon wald, German Wald forest, Old Norse vollr ground; see wild

wold2

/wəʊld/
noun
1.
another name for weld2
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for wolds

wold

n.

Old English wald (Anglian), weald (West Saxon, Kentish) "forest, wooded upland," from Proto-Germanic *walthuz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian wald, Middle Dutch wold, Dutch woud, Old High German wald, German Wald "forest," Swedish vall "pasture," Old Norse völlr "soil, field, meadow"); perhaps connected to wild. The sense development from "forested upland" to "rolling open country" (c.1200) perhaps is from Scandinavian influence, or a testimony to the historical deforestation of Britain. Not current since mid-16c.; survives mainly in place names (cf. Cotswold).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wold

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wolds

9
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for wolds