- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsəʊld/, [ˈsɒʊ(ɫ)d]
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈsoʊld/
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- (New Zealand, General Australian) IPA(key): /sɐʉld/, [sɒʊ(ɫ)d]
- Rhymes: -əʊld
- simple past tense and past participle of sell
From Middle English solde, sould, soud, from Middle French solde, Italian soldo. Compare soldier, sou, and Danish sold (via Low German).
- (obsolete) salary; military pay
- 1590, Edmund Spenser, “Book II, Canto IX”, in The Faerie Queene. […], London: […] [John Wolfe] for William Ponsonbie, →OCLC:
- But were your will her sold to entertaine
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sold in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)
From Old Norse sáld, from Proto-Germanic *sēdlą (“sieve”).
sold n (singular definite soldet, plural indefinite sold)
From Middle Low German solt.
- a wage, especially one paid to mercenaries
- “sold” in Den Danske Ordbog
sold n (plural solduri)
Declension of sold
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