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geld 1

 (gĕld)
tr.v. geld·ed, geld·ing, gelds
1. To castrate (a horse, for example).
2. To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.

[Middle English gelden, from Old Norse gelda.]

geld 2

 (gĕld)
n.
A tax paid to the crown by English landholders under Anglo-Saxon and Norman kings.

[Middle English geld and Medieval Latin geldum, both from Old English geld, gield, payment.]

geld

(ɡɛld)
vb (tr) , gelds, gelding, gelded or gelt
1. (Veterinary Science) to castrate (a horse or other animal)
2. to deprive of virility or vitality; emasculate; weaken
[C13: from Old Norse gelda, from geldr barren]
ˈgelder n

geld

(ɡɛld)
n
(Historical Terms) a tax on land levied in late Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
[Old English gield service, tax; related to Old Norse gjald tribute, Old Frisian jeld, Old High German gelt retribution, income]

geld1

(gɛld)
v.t.
1. to castrate: to geld a stallion.
2. to deprive of something essential: to be gelded of one's pride.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old Norse gelda]
geld′er, n.

geld2

(gɛld)

n.
a tax paid to the crown by landholders under the Anglo-Saxon and Norman kings.
[1600–10; < Medieval Latin geldum payment, tribute < Germanic; compare Old English geld, German Geld]

geld


Past participle: gelded/gelt
Gerund: gelding

Imperative
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Present
I geld
you geld
he/she/it gelds
we geld
you geld
they geld
Preterite
I gelded/gelt
you gelded/gelt
he/she/it gelded/gelt
we gelded/gelt
you gelded/gelt
they gelded/gelt
Present Continuous
I am gelding
you are gelding
he/she/it is gelding
we are gelding
you are gelding
they are gelding
Present Perfect
I have gelded/gelt
you have gelded/gelt
he/she/it has gelded/gelt
we have gelded/gelt
you have gelded/gelt
they have gelded/gelt
Past Continuous
I was gelding
you were gelding
he/she/it was gelding
we were gelding
you were gelding
they were gelding
Past Perfect
I had gelded/gelt
you had gelded/gelt
he/she/it had gelded/gelt
we had gelded/gelt
you had gelded/gelt
they had gelded/gelt
Future
I will geld
you will geld
he/she/it will geld
we will geld
you will geld
they will geld
Future Perfect
I will have gelded/gelt
you will have gelded/gelt
he/she/it will have gelded/gelt
we will have gelded/gelt
you will have gelded/gelt
they will have gelded/gelt
Future Continuous
I will be gelding
you will be gelding
he/she/it will be gelding
we will be gelding
you will be gelding
they will be gelding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gelding
you have been gelding
he/she/it has been gelding
we have been gelding
you have been gelding
they have been gelding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gelding
you will have been gelding
he/she/it will have been gelding
we will have been gelding
you will have been gelding
they will have been gelding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gelding
you had been gelding
he/she/it had been gelding
we had been gelding
you had been gelding
they had been gelding
Conditional
I would geld
you would geld
he/she/it would geld
we would geld
you would geld
they would geld
Past Conditional
I would have gelded/gelt
you would have gelded/gelt
he/she/it would have gelded/gelt
we would have gelded/gelt
you would have gelded/gelt
they would have gelded/gelt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.geld - cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse"
demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, castrate - remove the testicles of a male animal

geld

verb castrate, neuter, emasculate, doctor Most male horses are gelded.

geld

verb
To render incapable of reproducing sexually:
Translations
References in classic literature ?
The woman's hood was pulled down, and the man geld a handkerchief to his face.
790-791) On the eighth of the month geld the boar and loud- bellowing bull, but hard-working mules on the twelfth.
Ek het na die diere omgesien, maar bet gou besef dat indien ons meer uit die lewe wil he, ek ekstra geld sal moet verdien.