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geld

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verb \ˈgeld\

Definition of geld

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  castrate

  3. 2 :  to deprive of a natural or essential part the legislation was pretty much gelded by the time it was passed

Examples of geld in a Sentence

  1. by the time of the fourth rewrite, the screenplay had pretty much been gelded of all originality

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Origin and Etymology of geld

Middle English, from Old Norse gelda; akin to Old English gelde sterile

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geld

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Definition of geld

  1. :  the crown tax paid under Anglo-Saxon and Norman kings

Origin and Etymology of geld

Old English gield, geld service, tribute; akin to Old English gieldan to pay, yield — more at yield


GELD Defined for English Language Learners

geld

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Definition of geld for English Language Learners

  • : to remove the testicles of (a male animal and especially a horse or bull)


Medical Dictionary

geld

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transitive verb \ˈgeld\

Medical Definition of geld

  1. :  castrate 1a



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