wield, exert, maintain(verb)
have and exercise
"wield power and authority"
wield, handle, manage(verb)
"The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"
To command, rule over; to possess or own.
To control, to guide or manage.
To handle with skill and ease, especially of a weapon or tool.
To exercise (authority or influence) effectively.
Origin: From wieldan, a derivative of wealdan "to govern", from *walt-. Cognate with German walten, Swedish vålla.
to govern; to rule; to keep, or have in charge; also, to possess
to direct or regulate by influence or authority; to manage; to control; to sway
to use with full command or power, as a thing not too heavy for the holder; to manage; to handle; hence, to use or employ; as, to wield a sword; to wield the scepter
Origin: [OE. welden to govern, to have power over, to possess, AS. geweldan, gewyldan, from wealdan; akin to OS. waldan, OFries. walda, G. walten, OHG. waltan, Icel. valda, Sw. vlla to occasion, to cause, Dan. volde, Goth. waldan to govern, rule, L. valere to be strong. Cf. Herald, Valiant.]
Wield is a civil parish in Hampshire, England, within the district of East Hampshire. It includes two neighbouring villages, Upper Wield and Lower Wield. The parish council meets quarterly at the parish hall in Upper Wield. Wield as a civil parish is separate from the church parish. The parish church, dedicated to St James, is also in Upper Wield. It is mainly Norman, and is a Grade I listed building.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
wēld, v.t. to use with full command: to manage: to use.—adj. Wiel′dable, capable of being wielded.—ns. Wiel′der; Wiel′diness.—adjs. Wield′less (Spens.), not capable of being wielded, unmanageable; Wiel′dy, capable of being wielded: manageable: dexterous, active.—Wield the sceptre, to have supreme command or control. [A.S. geweldan—wealdan; Goth. waldan, Ger. walten.]
The numerical value of wield in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of wield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Graphic design is a big fucking club with spikes in it, and I want to wield it.
She has an opportunity to wield tremendous power and influence. That can't be overstated. I have seen firsthand how audiences respond to her, big and small, she is going to be a tremendous asset.
Ian's main concern is to get lower taxes for Pfizer through an inversion. He would rather be able to say he pulled this tax inversion off, and now I'm going to let Brent crack the whip and wield the axe.
The in and out campaigns are really about unilateralism versus internationalism. Most businesses support the EU and internationalism, for Britain to wield the economic political and diplomatic capital it has historically enjoyed, we must vote to Remain.
It is difficult to find a reputable American historian who will acknowledge the crude fact that a Franklin Roosevelt, say, wanted to be President merely to wield power, to be famed and to be feared. To learn this simple fact one must wade through a sea of
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