What does eld mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. old age, years, age, eld, geezerhoodnoun

    a late time of life

    "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"

  2. age, eldnoun

    a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises

    "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"


  1. eldnoun

    One's age, age in years, period of life.

  2. eldnoun

    Old age, senility; an old person.

  3. eldnoun

    Time; an age, an indefinitely long period of time.

  4. eldnoun

    Former ages, antiquity, olden times.

  5. eldverb

    To age, become or grow old.

  6. eldverb

    To delay; linger.

  7. eldverb

    To make old, age.

  8. eldadjective


  9. Etymology: From elde, from ieldu, eldo, ieldo, from aldīn, from aldaz, from alanan, from al-. Cognate with eild, jelde, Älte, ælde, elli. Realted also to 0330033B03330343, alan. More at old.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ELDnoun

    Etymology: eald, Saxon; eld, Scottish.

    Her heart with joy unwonted inly swel’d,
    As feeling wond’rous comfort in her weaker eld. Fa. Queen.

    Thy blazed youth
    Becomes assuaged, and doth beg the alms
    Of palsied eld. William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure.

    He thought it touch’d his deity full near,
    If likewise he some fair one wedded not,
    Thereby to wipe away th’ infamous blot
    Of long uncoupled bed and childless eld. John Milton.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eldadjective


  2. Eldnoun

    age; esp., old age

  3. Eldnoun

    old times; former days; antiquity

  4. Eldverb

    to age; to grow old

  5. Eldverb

    to make old or ancient

  6. Etymology: [AS. yldu, yldo, eldo, old age, fr. ald, eald, old. See Old.]


  1. Eld

    Eld is the third studio album by Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved. It was released on 7 April 1997, through Osmose Productions. The album marked the band's shift towards a more Viking metal direction, though it still maintains their black metal sound.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eld

    eld, n. old age, senility: former times, antiquity.

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  1. ELD

    What does ELD stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ELD acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ELD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Eld is ranked #66754 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Eld surname appeared 296 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Eld.

    93.2% or 276 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 5 total occurrences were Black.

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Anagrams for eld »

  1. del

  2. Del

  3. LDE

  4. led

  5. LED

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of eld in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of eld in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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