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gelding


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  anything  essential. 
 
  Bereft  and  gelded  of  his  patrimony.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  deprive  of  anything  exceptionable;  as  to  geld  a  book, 
  or  a  story;  to  expurgate.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  They  went  down  both  into  the  water,  Philip  and  the 
  gelding,  and  Philip  baptized  him  --Wyclif  (Acts 
  viii.  38). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gelding  \Geld"ing\,  p.  pr  a.  &  vb  n. 
  from  {Geld},  v.  t. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gelding 
  n  :  castrated  male  horse 




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