: a usually upland area of open country
capitalized : a hilly or rolling region
used in names of various English geographic areas
Yorkshire Wolds

Word History


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

Time Traveler
The first known use of wold was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Wold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wold. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a high plain or hilly area usually without woods

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