Definition of Beldam

1. Noun. An ugly evil-looking old woman.

Exact synonyms: Beldame, Crone, Hag, Witch
Generic synonyms: Old Woman



2. Noun. A woman of advanced age.
Exact synonyms: Beldame
Generic synonyms: Old Woman

Definition of Beldam

1. n. Grandmother; -- corresponding to belsire.

Definition of Beldam

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of beldame) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beldam

1. an old woman [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beldam

belayed
belayer
belayers
belaying
belaying pin
belaying pins
belays
belch
belched
belcher
belchers
belches
belching
belchingly
belchy
beldam (current term)
beldam beldame
beldame
beldames
beldams
belead
beleaguer
beleaguered
beleaguerer
beleaguerers
beleaguering
beleaguerment
beleaguerments
beleaguers
beleap

Literary usage of Beldam

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1. The Monthly Repository of Theology and General Literature (1827)
"But we hesitate not to say, that Mr. beldam was dreaming when he made the assertion, ... Mr. beldam is equally in a wood with regard to his theories about a ..."

2. Restituta: Or, Titles, Extracts, and Characters of Old Books in English by Egerton Brydges (1815)
"... A dwarfish beldam bears me company, That hops about the chamber where I lie, And spends the night, that might be better spent, In vain discourse and ..."

3. Through the Mackenzie Basin: A Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River by Charles Mair, Roderick Ross MacFarlane (1908)
"... The Lawrence wheatfield at Fort Vermilion The beldam of a Cree camp Ladies of Chipewyan A primitive RC Mission in Athabasca ..."

4. An universal etymological English dictionaryby Nathan Bailey by Nathan Bailey (1724)
"BELL-METAL, a Mixture of Tin and Copper. beldam, [of Belle and Dame, F.] a Sit Lady, but Ironically a decrepit, or •g!y old Woman. mighty or Powerful ..."

5. The Tin Trumpet, Or Heads and Tales, for the Wise and Waggish: To which are by Horace Smith (1836)
"... seer—a beldam, as a handsome lady—consideration, as a collection of stars—understanding, as a pair of shoes—and sincere, as unwaxed. ..."

6. Beauties of English landscape by Myles Birket Foster (1874)
"... Her legend when the beldam 'gan impart, Or chant the old heroic ditty o'er, Wonder and joy ran thrilling to his heart; Much he the tale admired, ..."

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