noun Etymology: Middle English wald, wold, from Old English weald, wald forest; akin to Old High German wald forest, Old Norse vǫllr field Date: before 12th century 1. a usually upland area of open country 2. capitalized a hilly or rolling region — used in names of various English geographic areas <
Yorkshire Wolds

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  • Wold — may refer to :Geography *The Wolds, a term used in England to describe a range of hills consisting of open country overlying limestone or chalk (see Wood, Wald) *The former name of the village of Old, Northamptonshire, EnglandPeople * Erling Wold …   Wikipedia

  • Wold — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Herman Wold (1908–1992), schwedischer Statistiker John S. Wold (* 1916), US amerikanischer Politiker Susse Wold (* 1938), dänische Schauspielerin Terje Wold (1899–1972), norwegischer Politiker Siehe auch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wold — wold1 [wōld] n. [ME wold < OE (Anglian) wald, corresponding to OE (WS) weald: see VOLE1] an elevated, treeless tract of land; specif., a chain of treeless, rolling hills wold2 [wōld] n. WELD2 wold3 [wōld] v.aux., vt …   English World dictionary

  • Wold — Wold, n. [OE. wold, wald, AS. weald, wald, a wood, forest; akin to OFries. & OS. wald, D. woud, G. wald, Icel. v[ o]llr, a field, and probably to Gr. ? a grove, Skr. v[=a]?a a garden, inclosure. Cf. {Weald}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wood; a forest.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wold — Wold, n. See {Weld}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wold — O.E. wald (Anglian), weald (W.Saxon, Kentish) forest, wooded upland, from P.Gmc. *walthuz (Cf. O.S., O.Fris. wald, M.Du. wold, Du. woud, O.H.G. wald, Ger. Wald forest, Swed. vall pasture, O.N. völlr soil, field, mead …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wold — (Woit), eine Art Rolle od. Haspel, mit welcher man Garn am Bord spinnt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • wold — ► NOUN ▪ (especially in British place names) a piece of high, open, uncultivated land or moor. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Wold — Herman Wold Herman Wold est un célèbre statisticien suédois du XXe siècle. Il est reconnu pour son travail en économétrie et sur les séries temporelles. Portail de l’économie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wold — cots·wold; wold; …   English syllables

  • wold — Weld Weld (w[e^]ld), n. [OE. welde; akin to Scot. wald, Prov. G. waude, G. wau, Dan. & Sw. vau, D. wouw.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) An herb ({Reseda luteola}) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America; dyer s broom;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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