wold

noun
\ ˈwōld How to pronounce wold (audio) \

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

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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“Wold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wold. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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wold

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wold

British : an area of hilly land in the country

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