GELD, n. Money; tribute; compensation. This word is obsolete in English,but it occurs in old laws and law books in composition; as in Danegeld, or Danegelt, a tax imposed by the Danes; Weregeld, compensation for the life of a man, &c.

GELD. v.t. pret. gelded or gelt; pp. gelded or gelt.

1. To castrate; to emasculate.

2. To deprive of any essential part.

3. To deprive of any thing immodest or exceptionable.