gelding
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse geldingr, from gelda Date: 14th century 1. a castrated animal; specifically a castrated male horse 2. archaic eunuch

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  • Gelding — Geld ing, n. [Icel. gelding a gelding, akin to geldingr wether, eunuch, Sw. g[ a]lling gelding, Dan. gilding eunuch. See {Geld}, v. t.] A castrated animal; usually applied to a horse, but formerly used also of the human male. [1913 Webster] They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gelding — Geld ing, p. pr., a., & vb. n. from {Geld}, v. t. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gelding — gelding. См. кастрация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • gelding — gelding. castration (cм.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • gelding — (n.) late 13c. (as a surname), from O.N. geldingr, from gelda castrate (see GELD (Cf. geld) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • gelding — ► NOUN ▪ a castrated animal, especially a male horse …   English terms dictionary

  • gelding — [gel′diŋ] n. [ME < ON geldingr: see GELD1 + ING] 1. a gelded animal; esp., a castrated male horse 2. Archaic a eunuch …   English World dictionary

  • Gelding — A gelding is a castrated animal mdash; in English, the term specifically refers to a castrated male horse or other equine such as a donkey or a mule. As a verb, it also refers to the castration procedure itself. The word comes from the Old Norse… …   Wikipedia

  • gelding — UK [ˈɡeldɪŋ] / US noun [countable] Word forms gelding : singular gelding plural geldings a male horse that has been gelded …   English dictionary

  • Gelding — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gelding — [[t]ge̱ldɪŋ[/t]] geldings N COUNT A gelding is a male horse that has been castrated …   English dictionary

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