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geld

verb \ ˈgeld \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of geld

transitive verb
1 : castrate
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

noun

Definition of geld

: 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

verb

Definition of geld for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

geld

transitive verb \ ˈgeld \

medical Definition of geld

: castrate 1a


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