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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.

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

  2. wield(Verb)

    To control, to guide or manage.

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

  3. wield(Verb)

    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. wield(Verb)

    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. Wield(verb)

    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. Wield(verb)

    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. 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

    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.

Anagrams for wield »

  1. wiled

  2. Wilde

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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. Daniel Kelemen:

    Their goal now is to wield influence within The EU while picking up The EU money to run their regimes with The EU.

  2. James Victore:

    Graphic design is a big fucking club with spikes in it, and I want to wield it.

  3. Fed Chair Jerome Powell:

    This trade-off is one for our elected representatives, who wield powers of taxation and spending.

  4. 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.

  5. Chief Executive Andrew Mackenzie:

    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.

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