sild [sild] Word Origin noun, plural silds, (especially collectively) sild.
- (in Scandinavia) any of numerous species of herring.
- any immature or small herring, other than a sprat, that is canned and commercially sold as a sardine.
Origin of sild 1920–25; Norwegian, Danish: herring, Old Norse síld British Dictionary definitions for sild sild noun
- any of various small young herrings, esp when prepared and canned in Norway
Word Origin for sild Norwegian