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5 definitions found
 for Gelding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gelding \Geld"ing\, n. [Icel. gelding a gelding, akin to
     geldingr wether, eunuch, Sw. g[aum]lling gelding, Dan.
     gilding eunuch. See Geld, v. t.]
     A castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but
     formerly used also of the human male.
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           They went down both into the water, Philip and the
           gelding, and Philip baptized him.        --Wyclif (Acts
                                                    viii. 38).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gelding \Geld"ing\, p. pr., a., & vb. n.
     from Geld, v. t.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Geld \Geld\, v. t. [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.
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     2. To deprive of anything essential.
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              Bereft and gelded of his patrimony.   --Shak.
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     3. To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book,
        or a story; to expurgate. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gelding
      n 1: castrated male horse

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "gelding":
     Houyhnhnm, altering, blank cartridge, brood mare, castration,
     castrato, charger, colt, courser, critter, dobbin, dud,
     emasculation, entire, entire horse, equine, eunuch, filly, fixing,
     foal, horse, impotent, incompetent, invalid, mare, mount, nag,
     prancer, spaying, stallion, steed, stud, studhorse, tarpan,
     top horse, war-horse, weakling, wild horse
  
  

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