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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wield, exert, maintainverb

    have and exercise

    "wield power and authority"

  2. wield, handle, manageverb

    handle effectively

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

Wiktionary

  1. wieldverb

    To command, rule over; to possess or own.

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

  2. wieldverb

    To control, to guide or manage.

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

  3. wieldverb

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

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

  4. wieldverb

    To exercise (authority or influence) effectively.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wieldverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Wieldverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Wieldverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wield

    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. geweldanwealdan; Goth. waldan, Ger. walten.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. wield

    To use with full command or power, as a thing not heavy for the holder; to manage; to handle; as, to wield a sword.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wield in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of wield in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    When the people who control the political power in our society can rig investigations like [Clinton’s] investigation was rigged, can rig polls -- you see these phony polls -- and rig the media, they can wield absolute power over your life, your economy and your country and benefit big time by it.

  2. James Comer:

    President Biden has a pattern of putting unions first and Americans last, first, he allowed a radical teachers union to dictate scientific guidance effectively keeping children locked out of their classrooms. Now, he’s granted ethics waivers to allow former union officials to wield government power on behalf of the union bosses. This is a conflict of interest, pure and simple. The Biden Administration must provide answers about these controversial appointments.

  3. Lew Rockwell:

    If something is wrong for you or me, it is also wrong for the cop, the soldier, the mayor, the governor, the general, the Fed chairman, the president. Theft does not become acceptable when they call it taxation, counterfeiting when they call it monetary policy, kidnapping when they call it the draft, mass murder when they call it foreign policy. We understand that it is never acceptable to wield violence nor the threat of violence against the innocent, whether by the mugger or the politician.

  4. Raghuram Selvaraju:

    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.

  5. Gore Vidal:

    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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