Definitions For Wald




{{desctree, gml, wôlt}}

Alternative forms

{{l, gmq-oda, wold}}

Etymology 1

From Middle English walden, from {{inh, en, ang, wealdan, , to rule, control, determine, direct, command, govern, possess, wield, exercise, cause, bring about}}, from {{inh, en, gem-pro, waldaną, , to reign}}, from {{der, en, ine-pro, *waldʰ-, , to be strong, be powerful, prevail, possess}}. Cognate with {{cog, de, walten, , to prevail, reign, dominate}}, {{etyl, da, -}} volde, , to cause, {{cog, is, valda, , to cause}}, {{cog, lt, valda, , land property}}, {{cog, lt, valdyti, , to rule}}.


{{en-verb}} (UK, _, dialectal, ambitransitive) To govern; inherit.

Etymology 2

From Middle English wald, iwald, from {{inh, en, ang, ġeweald, , might, power, possession, control, command, dominion, bridle, protection, subjection, groin, pudenda}}, from {{inh, en, gem-pro, waldą, , might, power, main}}, from {{der, en, ine-pro, *waldʰ-, , to be strong, be powerful, prevail, possess}}. Cognate with {{cog, de, Gewalt, , force, power, control, violence}}, {{cog, sv, våld, , force, violence}}.


WALD (plural WALDs) (UK, _, dialectal) power, power; strength. (UK, _, dialectal) command, command; control; possession.

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Etymology 3

From Middle English , wald, , from {{inh, en, ang, weald, , high land covered with wood, woods, forest}}, from {{inh, en, gem-pro, *walþuz}}, whence also Old High German wald (German Wald) and Old Norse vǫllr (Faroese vøllur, Norwegian voll, Icelandic völlur).


WALD (plural WALDs) forest, forest; woods. }} }} }}



Lawd, W.D. La., awdl

Middle English


From {{inh, osx, gmw-pro, walþu}}, from {{inh, osx, gem-pro, *walþuz}}, whence also {{cog, ang, weald}}, {{cog, non, vǫllr}}.

Is Wald a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends NO
Scrabble US NO
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary NO

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