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wold 1

 (wōld)
n.
An open rolling upland area, as found in several regions of England.

[Middle English, from Old English weald, forest.]

wold 2

 (wōld)
n.
Variant of weld2.

wold

(wəʊld)
n
(Physical Geography) chiefly literary a tract of open rolling country, esp upland
[Old English weald bush; related to Old Saxon wald, German Wald forest, Old Norse vollr ground; see wild]

wold

(wəʊld)
n
1. (Plants) another name for weld2
2. (Dyeing) another name for weld2

wold

(woʊld)

n.
1. an elevated tract of open country.
2. Often, wolds. (usu. cap.) an open, hilly district, esp. in England, as in Yorkshire or Lincolnshire.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English w(e)ald forest, c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old High German wald forest, Old Norse vǫllr untilled field; perhaps akin to wild]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wold - a tract of open rolling country (especially upland)
rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
Translations

wold

[wəʊld] Nrasa f ondulada

wold

[wəʊld] naltopiano
References in classic literature ?
Then said the King, `by Godys grace, Thou wert in a merry place, To shoot should thou lere When the foresters go to rest, Sometyme thou might have of the best, All of the wild deer; I wold hold it for no scathe, Though thou hadst bow and arrows baith, Althoff thou best a Frere.
This letter gave Elizabeth some pain; but her spirits returned as she considered that Jane wold no longer be duped, by the sister at least.
Therefore let the trumpet, if possible, split its brazen throat with a louder note than ever, and the herald summon all mortals, who, from whatever cause, have lost, or never found, their proper places in the wold.
I've got a wold silver spoon, and a wold graven seal at home, too; but, Lord, what's a spoon and seal?
Not that there is any superabundant life of imagination on the spot, for Sir Leicester is not here (and, truly, even if he were, would not do much for it in that particular), but is in Paris with my Lady; and solitude, with dusky wings, sits brooding upon Chesney Wold.
There may be some motions of fancy among the lower animals at Chesney Wold.
Be this as it may, there is not much fancy otherwise stirring at Chesney Wold.
All this is the truth, and if I tell it to you, gentlemen, it is not to amuse you,--for you have not done me a very good turn,--but it is because I believe the best defence I can make is just to hold back nothing, but let all the wold know how badly I have myself been served by Major Sholto, and how innocent I am of the death of his son.
Well, then, you must know," continued the young man, "this morning that famous student-shepherd called Chrysostom died, and it is rumoured that he died of love for that devil of a village girl the daughter of Guillermo the Rich, she that wanders about the wolds here in the dress of a shepherdess.
Crowds are scattering backward, and the sky is beginning to redden over the Yorkshire wolds.
Then turning to Ulysses he said, "Stranger, will you work as a servant, if I send you to the wolds and see that you are well paid?
Glegg, who felt that Susan was getting "like the rest," and there would soon be little of the true Dodson spirit surviving except in herself, and, it might be hoped, in those nephews who supported the Dodson name on the family land, far away in the Wolds.