Geld 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To deprive of anything essential. [1913 Webster]

Bereft and gelded of his patrimony. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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