Definition of wold
1 : a usually upland area of open country
2 capitalized : a hilly or rolling region —used in names of various English geographic areas Yorkshire Wolds
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Origin and Etymology of wold
Middle English wald, wold, from Old English weald, wald forest; akin to Old High German wald forest, Old Norse vǫllr field
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of wold for English Language Learners
: an area of hilly land in the country
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