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3 letters words from 'eld'

LED 4 

2 letters words from 'eld'

DE 3ED 3
EL 2 

All 3 letters words made out of eld

eld led edl del lde dle

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Definitions and meaning of eld


Alternative forms

  • elth
  • eild, eeld, ild, yeeld (Scotland)


From Middle English elde, from Old English ieldu, eldo, ieldo (age, period of time; period; time of life, years; mature or old age, eld; an age of the world, era, epoch), from Proto-West Germanic *aldī, from Proto-Germanic *alþį̄ (eld, age), from *aldaz (grown up, mature, old), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eltós, from *h₂el- (to raise, feed).

Cognate with Scots eild (age), North Frisian jelde (age), German Älte (age), Danish ælde (eld, age), Icelandic elli (eld, age). Related also to Gothic 𐌰𐌻𐌳𐍃 (alds, generation, age), Old English alan (to grow up, nourish). More at old.


  • IPA(key): /ɛld/


eld (uncountable)

  1. (rare or dialectal) One's age, age in years, period of life.
  2. (archaic or poetic) Old age, senility; an old person.
    Synonyms: elderliness; see also Thesaurus:old age, Thesaurus:old person
  3. (archaic or poetic) Time; an age, an indefinitely long period of time.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:eon
  4. (archaic or poetic) Former ages, antiquity, olden times.
    Synonyms: days of yore; see also Thesaurus:the past


eld (comparative elder, superlative eldest)

  1. (obsolete) Old.


  • (old): aged, venerable; see also Thesaurus:old

Related terms

  • eldren


eld (third-person singular simple present elds, present participle elding, simple past and past participle elded)

  1. (intransitive, archaic, poetic or dialectal) To age, become or grow old.
  2. (intransitive, archaic or poetic) To delay; linger.
  3. (transitive, archaic or poetic) To make old, age.
  • (to age): elden; see also Thesaurus:to age
  • (to linger): abide; see also Thesaurus:tarry or Thesaurus:procrastinate
  • (to make old): mature; see also Thesaurus:make older


  • 1906, The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia, "eld".


  • DLE, Del, Del., EDL, LDE, LED, del, del., led, μLED

Norwegian Bokmål


eld m (definite singular elden, indefinite plural elder, definite plural eldene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by ild



  1. imperative of elde

Norwegian Nynorsk


From Old Norse eldr.


  • IPA(key): /ɛld/, /ɛlː/


eld m (definite singular elden, uncountable)

  1. fire
  2. fire (firing bullets or other projectiles)
    Fienden opna eld.
    The enemy opened fire.

Usage notes

Eld is mainly used about the abstract concept of fire. The accidental occurrance of fire, such as a fire in a building, is brann.


  • “eld” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Saxon


From Proto-West Germanic *ailid.


ēld m

  1. fire




From Old Swedish elder, from Old Norse eldr, from Proto-Germanic *ailidaz.


  • IPA(key): /ˈɛld/


eld c

  1. (uncountable) fire, a continued chemical exothermic reaction where a gaseous material reacts, and which creates enough heat to evaporate more combustible material
  2. something set up as to burn, such as a campfire or a bonfire
  3. (uncountable, alchemy) fire; one of the classical, or basic, elements
  4. (uncountable) fire; the in-flight projectiles from a gun or similar



  • (something set up to burn): brasa, bål, vårdkase
  • ((case of) accidental, uncontrolled fire): brand

Derived terms

  • elda
  • eldkastare
  • eld och lågor (adjective)
  • eldstad
  • eldunderstöd
  • ingen rök utan eld
  • signaleld
  • trumeld


  • LED, del, led

Source: wiktionary.org
  • (archaic) old age.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)