Eld. n.s. [alꝺ, Saxon; eld, Scottish.]
- Old age; decrepitude.
Her heart with joy unwonted inly swel'd,
As feeling wond'rous comfort in her weaker eld. Fa. Queen.
- Old people; persons worn out with years.
Thy blazed youth
Becomes assuaged, and doth beg the alms
Of palsied eld. Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
He thought it touch'd his deity full near,
If likewise he some fair one wedded not,
Thereby to wipe away th' infamous blot
Of long uncoupled bed and childless eld. Milton.