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Syllabification: geld
Pronunciation: /ɡeld

Definition of geld in English:


[with object]
1Castrate (a male animal).
Example sentences
  • Mules and hinnies are virtually always sterile, but male mules should be gelded to keep them tractable.
  • No fillies were in the sale, and unless a horse has a top stallion pedigree, the Jockey Club gelds the horses before they go through the sale.
  • This horse is gelded, and will leave us all in peace.
1.1Deprive of vitality or vigor: the English version of the book has been gelded
More example sentences
  • Unfortunately, I found the obvious talents of him and the director to have been gelded along the way and prevented from reaching the level of punch and impact that I think could have otherwise been delivered.


Middle English: from Old Norse gelda, from geldr 'barren'.

Words that rhyme with geld

beheld, eld, held, meld, self-propelled, upheld, weld, withheld

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