Definitions for geldingˈgɛl dɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

geld•ingˈgɛl dɪŋ(n.)

  1. a castrated male animal, esp. a horse.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. Archaic.a eunuch.

Origin of gelding:

1350–1400; ME < ON geldingr. See geld1, -ing3

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gelding(noun)

    castrated male horse


  1. gelding(Noun)

    a castrated male horse

  2. gelding(Noun)

    any castrated male animal

  3. gelding(Noun)

    a eunuch

  4. Origin: From geldingr, from gelda, whence also English geld#Etymology 2 (Etymology 2).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gelding

    of Geld

  2. Gelding(verb)

    a castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male

  3. Gelding

    from Geld, v. t


  1. Gelding

    A gelding is a castrated horse or other equine such as a donkey or a mule. Castration, and the elimination of hormonally driven behavior associated with a stallion, allows a male horse to be calmer and better-behaved, making the animal quieter, gentler and potentially more suitable as an everyday working animal. As a verb, "gelding" or "to geld" refers to the castration procedure itself.


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