Definition of wold in English:


Syllabification: wold
Pronunciation: /wōld


(usually wolds)
(In Britain, often in place names) a piece of high, open, uncultivated land or moor: the Lincolnshire Wolds
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  • Separate ice fields also encroached from the North Sea, driving eastwards through what is now the Vale Of Pickering and covering much of the East Yorkshire plain, leaving the moors and wolds as isolated highlands.
  • Numerous streams running from springs on the wolds down towards the River Hull have helped shape Beverley's streets.
  • We've moved into a period of April showers, alternating between bright sunshine and sharp, sudden downpours as the wind sweeps from the West over the wolds and down across the fens towards the sea.


Old English wald 'wooded upland', of Germanic origin; perhaps related to wild. Compare with Weald.

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