\ ˈwōld \

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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In a soothing British accent over calming piano, the narrator walks you through the wold, highlighting points of interest like the coast of China and the Suez Canal. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Soothing Visualization Shows How Many Thousands of Cargo Ships Travel the Sea," 26 Apr. 2016 Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has claimed that the club's new signing Alexis Sanchez is 'one of the best in the wold' after playing alongside the Chilean in his first training session at Carrington. SI.com, "Luke Shaw Praises 'Phenomenal' Alexis Sanchez After First Training Session With New Teammate," 26 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of wold

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

History and Etymology for wold

Middle English wald, wold, from Old English weald, wald forest; akin to Old High German wald forest, Old Norse vǫllr field

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: an area of hilly land in the country

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