Definitions for: Eld


[n] a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
[n] a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood"



Webster (1913) Definition: Eld, a. [AS. eald.]
Old. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Eld, n. [AS. yldu, yldo, eldo, old age, fr. ald, eald,
old. See Old.]
1. Age; esp., old age. [Obs. or Archaic]

As sooth is said, eelde hath great avantage.
--Chaucer.

Great Nature, ever young, yet full of eld.
--Spenser.

2. Old times; former days; antiquity. [Poetic]

Astrologers and men of eld. --Longfellow.


Eld, v. i.
To age; to grow old. [Obs.]


Eld, v. t.
To make old or ancient. [Obs.]

Time, that eldeth all things. --Rom. of R.

Synonyms: age, geezerhood, old age, years

See Also: age of consent, dotage, drinking age, eighties, legal age, life, lifespan, lifetime, majority, mid-eighties, mid-nineties, mid-seventies, mid-sixties, minority, nineties, nonage, second childhood, senility, seventies, sixties, time of life, voting age

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