gelding


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geld·ing

 (gĕl′dĭng)
n.
A castrated animal, especially a male horse.

[Middle English, from Old Norse geldingr, from gelda, to geld.]

gelding

(ˈɡɛldɪŋ)
n
(Animals) a castrated male horse
[C14: from Old Norse geldingr; see geld1, -ing1]

geld•ing

(ˈgɛl dɪŋ)

n.
1. a castrated male animal, esp. a horse.
2. Archaic. a eunuch.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old Norse geldingr. See geld1, -ing3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gelding - castrated male horsegelding - castrated male horse      
male horse - the male of species Equus caballus
Translations
valach
ruuna

gelding

[ˈgeldɪŋ] Ncaballo m castrado

gelding

[ˈgɛldɪŋ] nhongre m

gelding

nkastriertes Tier, Kastrat m (spec); (= horse)Wallach m

gelding

[ˈgɛldɪŋ] ncastrone m
References in classic literature ?
On the day before Christmas, Jake packed the things we were sending to the Shimerdas in his saddle-bags and set off on grandfather's grey gelding.
There lies the trophy of my sword, that good grey gelding, whom I heartily wish upon his legs again, conditioning his master lay there houghed in his place.
Softly - softly - one foot at a time, as the lame gelding went over the Umballa jumps.
The old count's horse, a sorrel gelding called Viflyanka, was led by the groom in attendance on him, while the count himself was to drive in a small trap straight to a spot reserved for him.
and as if scorning to say more to the frightened and shamefaced count, he lashed the heaving flanks of his sweating chestnut gelding with all the anger the count had aroused and flew off after the hounds.
Nor is the first sixth a fit day for a girl to be born, but a kindly for gelding kids and sheep and for fencing in a sheep-cote.
Fedot, don't let out the gelding, but take it to the trough, and we'll put the other in harness.
Plornish, going up this yard alone and leaving his Principal outside, found a gentleman with tight drab legs, a rather old hat, a little hooked stick, and a blue neckerchief (Captain Maroon of Gloucestershire, a private friend of Captain Barbary); who happened to be there, in a friendly way, to mention these little circumstances concerning the remarkably fine grey gelding to any real judge of a horse and quick snapper-up of a good thing, who might look in at that address as per advertisement.
She did not perceive that she was talking like her father as the sleek geldings ambled in review before them.
They're payin' for 'em, in the cities, every day in the year, seven an' eight hundred a pair, matched geldings, four years old.
The gelding has rediscovered his dash since joining Lee Carter and although 4lb higher than when winning at Kempton last time, with at least two habitual trailblazers amongst the entries this race could be run to suit this hard-puller.
The five-year-old gelding was a decent staying handicapper on the Flat when trained by Mark Tompkins - and it was no great surprise he finally opened his account over hurdles when given a suitable stamina test.