Definitions for geldgɛld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to castrate:

    to geld a stallion.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. to deprive of something essential:

    to be gelded of one's pride.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of geld:

1250–1300; ME < ON gelda



  1. a tax paid to the crown by landholders under the Anglo-Saxon and Norman kings.

    Category: Western History

Origin of geld:

1600–10; < ML geldum payment, tribute < Gmc; cf. OE geld, G Geld

Princeton's WordNet

  1. geld, cut(verb)

    cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)

    "the vet gelded the young horse"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geld(noun)

    money; tribute; compensation; ransom

  2. Geld(verb)

    to castrate; to emasculate

  3. Geld(verb)

    to deprive of anything essential

  4. Geld(verb)

    to deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate

Translations for geld

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


coins or banknotes used in trading

Have you any money in your purse?; The desire for money is a cause of much unhappiness.

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