• WordNet 3.6
    • v geld cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses) "the vet gelded the young horse"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Geld Money; tribute; compensation; ransom.☞ 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.
    • Geld To castrate; to emasculate.
    • Geld To deprive of anything essential. "Bereft and gelded of his patrimony."
    • Geld To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book, or a story; to expurgate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • geld To castrate; emasculate: used especially of emasculating animals for economic purposes.
    • geld Hence To deprive of anything essential.
    • geld To expurgate, as a book or other writing.
    • geld In apiculture, to cut out old combs from (a hive) so that new ones may be built.
    • geld Gelded; castrated; rendered impotent.
    • geld Barren; sterile.
    • geld Not with young: as, a geld cow; a geld ewe.
    • geld Poor; needy.
    • n geld A payment, tax, tribute, or fine: in modern histories and law-books in reference to the Anglo-Saxon period, chiefly in composition, as in Danegeld, wergeld or wergild, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Geld geld a historical term meaning money: tribute.
    • v.t Geld geld to emasculate, castrate: to spay: to deprive of anything essential, to enfeeble: to deprive of anything objectionable
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  • Rudyard Kipling
    “And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we've proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. gelda, to castrate; akin to Dan. gilde, Sw. gälla, and cf. AS. gilte, a young sow, OHG. galt, dry, not giving milk, G. gelt, Goth. gilpa, siclke
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. gelda; Dan. gilde.


In literature:

Please enter bay gelding, aged, sent herewith, in your next sale without reserve, as he is not sound and of no use to Army.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916" by Various
Countisbury had been held by Ailmar "on the day on which King Edward was alive and dead," and it "rendered geld for half a hide.
"Lynton and Lynmouth" by John Presland
Geldings are rarely met with.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Inguinal hernia is seen mostly in stallions, next in geldings, and very rarely in the mare.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
But he dared not leave the gelding free.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
The gelding, on the other hand, develops into an animal that is in every respect a neuter.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
Cursing furiously, Wade drove him at it again, and again the gelding balked.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
He took the colt, but found it to travel so badly that he wished he had chosen the gelding.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He said, 'Woe be to thee, gelding, And to the mare that foaled thee!
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
Cast thy troubles to the horses, Sorrow to the sable gelding.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous

In poetry:

My gayest gelding I thee gave,
To ride where ever liked thee,
No Ladie ever was so brave
And yet thou wouldst not love me.
"Greensleeves" by Anonymous British
Foul fa' the breast first treason bred in!
That Liddesdale may safely say:
For in it there was baith meat and drink,
And corn unto our geldings gay.
"Hobbie Noble" by Andrew Lang
The horse, being nothing but a nag, will forget.
And men, being mostly geldings and knacker-boned hacks,
have almost all forgot.
But the ass is a primal creature, and never forgets.
"The Ass" by D H Lawrence
There's nothing to hurry about, the plain
Is hours long, and the mud's a strain.
My gelding's uncommonly strong in the loins,
In half an hour I'll bag the coins.
'Tis a clear, sweet night on the turn of Spring.
The chase is the thing!
"The Exeter Road" by Amy Lowell
They are whipping and cursing the horses. Lord!
What brutes men are when they think they're scored.
Behind, my bay gelding gallops with me,
In a steaming sweat, it is fine to see
That coach, all claret, and gold, and blue,
Hop about and slue.
"The Exeter Road" by Amy Lowell
Then hang this picture for a calendar,
As sheep for goat, and pray most fixedly
For the cold martial progress of your star,
With thoughts of commerce and society,
Well-milked Chinese, Negroes who cannot sing,
The Huns gelded and feeding in a ring.
"More Sonnets At Christmas II" by Allen Tate

In news:

2007 Bay Gelding Elusive Quality.
2008 Chestnut Gelding Closing Argument.
2010 Dark Bay or Brown Gelding Alke.
2010 Dark Bay or Brown Gelding.
2008 Dark Bay or Brown Gelding High Chaparral (IRE).
2008 Bay Gelding Artie Schiller.
2004 Bay Gelding War Chant.
2009 Dark Bay or Brown Gelding Forest Danger.
2006 Bay Gelding Grand Slam.
Mak was gelded 2 weeks ago and I'm still feeling guilty.
2007 Dark Bay or Brown Gelding.
This uneasiness began with a horse named Jack, the gelding half of a team named Jack and Jill.
2008 Gray or Roan Gelding.
2009 Bay Gelding Broken Vow.
The bay gelding won the May 31 Spectacular Bid at Belmont at odds of 28-1.

In science:

Geld reported cross sections for dijet production, which also provides information on the gluon distribution.
Summary of the XXX Rencontre de Moriond QCD Session