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A wood or forest; a wooded land or region; also, an open country; often used in place names. Fled all night long by glimmering waste and weald, And heard the spirits of the waste and weald moan as she fled.

(Science: geology) (Tennyson) Weald clay, the uppermost member of the wealden strata. See Wealden.

Origin: AS. See Wold.