Eld in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is eld a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word eld is a Scrabble US word. The word eld is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word eld is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

E1L1D2

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Valid words made from Eld

You can make 6 words from 'eld' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'eld'

DEL 4ELD 4
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

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word eld. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in eld.

Definitions and meaning of eld

eld

Alternative forms

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

Etymology

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-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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛld/

Noun

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.
  3. (archaic or poetic) Time; an age, an indefinitely long period of time.
  4. (archaic or poetic) Former ages, antiquity, olden times.

Synonyms

  • (one's age):
  • (old age): elderliness; see also Thesaurus:old age
  • (old person): geriatric, oldster, senior citizen; see also Thesaurus:old person
  • (indefinitely long period of time): yonks; see also Thesaurus:eon
  • (former age): days of yore; see also Thesaurus:the past

Adjective

eld (comparative elder, superlative eldest)

  1. (obsolete) Old.

Synonyms

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

Related terms

  • eldren

Verb

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.
Synonyms
  • (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

References

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

Anagrams

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

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

eld

  1. imperative of elde

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse eldr.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛld/, /ɛlː/

Noun

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.

References

  • “eld” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ailidaz.

Noun

ēld m

  1. fire

Declension



Swedish

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛld/

Noun

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

Declension

Synonyms

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

Derived terms

  • elda
  • eldstad
  • eldunderstöd

Anagrams

  • del, led

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