- The definition of yauld is a Scottish term to describe a quick and vigorous person or thing.
An example of yauld is a deer sprinting through the forest.
The action of this deer is yauld.
(comparative yaulder or more yauld, superlative yauldest or most yauld)
From Middle English *yeld, from Old English *Ä¡ilde (â€œvaluable, of worthâ€), from Proto-Germanic *gildiz (â€œvaluable, valid, wholesome, preciousâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *gheldh- (â€œto pay for, repayâ€). Cognate with Scots yauld (â€œactive, strong, mightyâ€), Old Norse gildr (â€œof full worth, size, measure, or quality; full; complete; absolute; greatâ€) (whence Icelandic gildur (â€œvalid, thick, prominent, importantâ€), Swedish gild (â€œstout, of full sizeâ€), Danish gild (â€œbrawny, of full size, fineâ€). Related to yield.