- to unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like, especially after rendering soft or pasty by heat, and sometimes with the addition of fusible material like or unlike the pieces to be united.
- to bring into complete union, harmony, agreement, etc.
- to undergo welding; be capable of being welded: a metal that welds easily.
- a welded junction or joint.
- the act of welding or the state of being welded.
Origin of weld1
- Sir Frederick Aloysius. 1823–91, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1864–65)
- (tr) to unite (pieces of metal or plastic) together, as by softening with heat and hammering or by fusion
- to bring or admit of being brought into close association or union
- a joint formed by welding
wold or woald (wəʊld)
- a yellow dye obtained from the plant dyer's rocket
- another name for dyer's rocket
Word Origin and History for weldability
plant (Resedo luteola) producing yellow dye, late 14c., from Old English *wealde, perhaps a variant of Old English wald "forest" (cf. Middle Low German walde, Middle Dutch woude). Spanish gualda, French gaude are Germanic loan-words.
"joint formed by welding," 1831, from weld (v.).
1590s, alteration of well (v.) "to boil, rise;" influenced by past participle form welled. Related: Welded; welding.