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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 ?
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.
Rouncewell, the old housekeeper at Chesney Wold, has several times taken off her spectacles and cleaned them to make certain that the drops were not upon the glasses.
It is the next difficult thing to an impossibility to imagine Chesney Wold without Mrs.
He always shakes hands with her when he comes down to Chesney Wold and when he goes away; and if he were very ill, or if he were knocked down by accident, or run over, or placed in any situation expressive of a Dedlock at a disadvantage, he would say if he could speak, "Leave me, and send Mrs.
Her second son would have been provided for at Chesney Wold and would have been made steward in due season, but he took, when he was a schoolboy, to constructing steam-engines out of saucepans and setting birds to draw their own water with the least possible amount of labour, so assisting them with artful contrivance of hydraulic pressure that a thirsty canary had only, in a literal sense, to put his shoulder to the wheel and the job was done.
Farther north he went, and farther north he grew up; and if Sir Leicester Dedlock ever saw him when he came to Chesney Wold to visit his mother, or ever thought of him afterwards, it is certain that he only regarded him as one of a body of some odd thousand conspirators, swarthy and grim, who were in the habit of turning out by torchlight two or three nights in the week for unlawful purposes.
I've got a wold silver spoon, and a wold graven seal at home, too; but, Lord, what's a spoon and seal?
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.
After many inquiries and almost as many refusals, and perpetually using the words `PALL MALL GAZETTE ' as a sort of talisman, I managed to find the keeper of the section of the Zoological Gardens in which the wold department is included.
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.