\ ˈeld How to pronounce eld (audio) \

Definition of eld

1 : old age
2 archaic : old times : antiquity

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Market Share in Small-Business Accounting Software QuickBooks has dominated this eld since its 1990s debut. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, "How Intuit Reinvents Itself," 20 Oct. 2017 Most large corporate fleets already use these ELDs, but smaller fleets and independent contracting truckers will have to invest in the devices. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Is a 200-300 mile range enough for Tesla to break into electric trucking?," 26 Aug. 2017 The Elds have settled into their new old Downtown home. Anna Webb, idahostatesman, "A 1893 house — rescued — settles into its new East Boise neighborhood," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of eld

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eld

Middle English, from Old English ieldo; akin to Old English eald old — more at old

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