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veld

also veldt  (vĕlt, fĕlt)
n.
Any of the open grazing areas of southern Africa.

[Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch, field; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

veld

(fɛlt; vɛlt) or

veldt

n
(Physical Geography) elevated open grassland in Southern Africa. See also bushveld, highveld, renosterveld Compare pampas, prairie, steppe
[C19: from Afrikaans, from earlier Dutch veldt field]

veld

or veldt

(vɛlt, fɛlt)

n.
the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of S Africa.
[1795–1805; < Afrikaans < Dutch: field]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veld - elevated open grassland in southern Africaveld - elevated open grassland in southern Africa
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
Translations
Veld

veld

veldt [velt] Nveld m (meseta esteparia sudafricana)

veld

, veldt
n (in South Africa) → Steppe f

veld

veldt [vɛlt] n the veldl'altopiano sudafricano
References in classic literature ?
We waited a long while, till at last the woman came up to us and sank down on the veldt, for she was very weary.
It was a day of rest, our first for weeks, but Raffles and I spent no small part of it in seeking high and low for a worthy means of quenching the kind of thirst which used to beset Yeomen and others who had left good cellars for the veldt.
He went to sleep and dreamt that he was suddenly sound of foot and out at the Cape in a regiment of Yeomanry; the pictures he had looked at in the illustrated papers gave materials for his fancy; and he saw himself on the Veldt, in khaki, sitting with other men round a fire at night.