geld /ˈgɛld/ 及物動詞
Geld n. Money; tribute; compensation; ransom.[Obs.]
Note: ☞ This word occurs in old law books in composition, as in danegeld, or danegelt, a tax imposed by the Danes; weregeld, compensation for the life of a man, etc.
Geld v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gelded or Gelt (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Gelding.]
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.]
v : cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the
vet gelded the young horse" [syn: cut]