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n. Chiefly British
1. A woodland.
2. An area of open rolling upland.
[From Weald, a once-forested area in southeast England, from Old English wald, weald, forest.]
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(Physical Geography) archaic Brit open or forested country
[Old English; related to Old Saxon, Old High German wald, Old Norse vollr, probably related to wild]
(Placename) the Weald a region of SE England, in Kent, Surrey, and East and West Sussex between the North Downs and the South Downs: formerly forested
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wooded or uncultivated country.
[before 1150; Middle English weeld, Old English (West Saxon) weald forest; see wold1]
The, a region in SE England, in Kent, Surrey, and Essex counties: once a forest area; now an agricultural region.
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rural area, country - an area outside of cities and towns; "his poetry celebrated the slower pace of life in the country"
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