Weald clay(Geol.), the uppermost member of the Wealden strata. See Wealden.

(Weald"en) a. [AS. weald, wald, a forest, a wood. So called because this formation occurs in the wealds, or woods, of Kent and Sussex. See Weald.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the lowest division of the Cretaceous formation in England and on the Continent, which overlies the Oölitic series.

(Weald"en), n. (Geol.) The Wealden group or strata.

(Weald"ish), a. Of or pertaining to a weald, esp. to the weald in the county of Kent, England. [Obs.] Fuller.

(Weal"ful) a. Weleful. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Weals"man) n.; pl. Wealsmen [Weal + man.] A statesman; a politician. [R.] Shak.

(Wealth) n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde luxury. See Weal prosperity.]

1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] "Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth." 1 Cor. x. 24.

2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly estate; affluence; opulence; riches.

I have little wealth to lose.

Each day new wealth, without their care, provides.

Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing else.
F. A. Walker.

Active wealth. See under Active.

(Weal), n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel well. See Well, adv., and cf. Wealth.]

1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare.

God . . . grant you wele and prosperity.

As we love the weal of our souls and bodies.

To him linked in weal or woe.

Never was there a time when it more concerned the public weal that the character of the Parliament should stand high.

2. The body politic; the state; common wealth. [Obs.]

The special watchmen of our English weal.

(Weal), v. t. To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

(Weal"-bal`anced) a. Balanced or considered with reference to public weal. [Obs.] Shak.

(Weald) n. [AS. See Wold.] A wood or forest; a wooded land or region; also, an open country; — often used in place names.

Fled all night long by glimmering waste and weald,
And heard the spirits of the waste and weald
Moan as she fled.

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