gelding

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gelding \Geld"ing\, noun [Icel. gelding a gelding, akin to geldingr wether, eunuch, Sw. g[aum]lling gelding, Dan. gilding eunuch. See {Geld}, verb (used with an object)] 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gelding \Geld"ing\, p. pr., adjective, & vb. n. from {Geld}, verb (used with an object)

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Geld \Geld\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gelded} or Gelt (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Gelding}.] [Icel. gelda to castrate; akin to Dan. gilde, Sw. g[aum]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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gelding

noun

1: castrated male horse


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