Definitions for wieldwild

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wieldwild(v.t.)

  1. to exercise (power, influence, etc.).

  2. to use (a weapon, instrument, etc.) effectively; handle or employ actively.

  3. Archaic. to govern; manage.

Origin of wield:

bef. 900; ME welden, OE wieldan to control, der. of wealdan to rule, c. OS, Go waldan, OHG waltan, ON valda; akin to L valēre to be strong, prevail

wield′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wield, exert, maintain(verb)

    have and exercise

    "wield power and authority"

  2. wield, handle, manage(verb)

    handle effectively

    "The burglar wielded an axe"; "The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well"

Wiktionary

  1. wield(Verb)

    To command, rule over; to possess or own.

  2. wield(Verb)

    To control, to guide or manage.

  3. wield(Verb)

    To handle with skill and ease, especially of a weapon or tool.

  4. wield(Verb)

    To exercise (authority or influence) effectively.

  5. Origin: From wieldan, a derivative of wealdan "to govern", from *walt-. Cognate with German walten, Swedish vålla.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wield(verb)

    to govern; to rule; to keep, or have in charge; also, to possess

  2. Wield(verb)

    to direct or regulate by influence or authority; to manage; to control; to sway

  3. Wield(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Wield

    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.

Anagrams of wield

  1. wiled

  2. Wilde


Translations for wield

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

wield(verb)

to use

He can certainly wield an axe.

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