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Meaning of GELD

Pronunciation:  geld

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  cut off the testicles; of male animals such as horses
 

GELD is a 4 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Geld\, n. [AS. gild, gield, geld, tribute, payment, fr.
    gieldan to pay, render. See {Yield}.]
    Money; tribute; compensation; ransom.[Obs.]
    
    Note: This word occurs in old law books in composition, as in
          danegeld, or danegelt, a tax imposed by the Danes;
          weregeld, compensation for the life of a man, etc.
    
    
  2. \Geld\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gelded} or Gelt (?); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Gelding}.] [Icel. gelda to castrate; akin to Dan.
    gilde, Sw. g["a]lla, and cf. AS. gilte a young sow, OHG. galt
    dry, not giving milk, G. gelt, Goth. gilpa siclke.]
    1. To castrate; to emasculate.
    
    2. To deprive of anything essential.
    
             Bereft and gelded of his patrimony.   --Shak.
    
    3. To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book,
       or a story; to expurgate. [Obs.] --Dryden.
    
    
 
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 Related Terms: alter, castrate, change, demasculinize, desexualize, effeminate, effeminatize, effeminize, emasculate, eunuchize, fix, mutilate, neuter, sissify, soften, spay, unsex, womanize
 

 

 

 

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