Complete Definition of "wield"

English

Etymology
From OE. wealdan, from Ger. *walt-. Cognate with German walten, Swedish vålla.

Pronunciation
AHD|wÄld, IPA|/wiËld, SAMPA|/wi:ld/

Homophones
wheeled (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
Category:English homophones

Verb
en-verb

  1. obsolete To command; to possess or own.
  2. context|obsolete|except in Scots To control, to guide or manage.
  3. To handle with skill and ease, especially of a weapon or tool.
  4. To exercise (authority or influence) effectively.

Scots

Etymology
From OE.|sco wealdan, from Ger.|sco *walt-. Cognate with German walten, Swedish vålla.

Pronunciation
IPA|/wi:ld/

Verb
wield

  1. To control, to guide or manage.

category:Scots verbs

fa:wield
fr:wield
io:wield
pl:wield
fi:wield
te:wield
vi:wield
zh:wield

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