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meld

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[ meld ]
/ mɛld /
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verb (used with or without object)

to announce and display (a counting combination of cards in the hand) for a score.

noun

the act of melding.
any combination of cards to be melded.

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Origin of meld

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1895–1900; <German melden to announce; akin to Middle English melden,Old English meldian to make known

Definition for meld (2 of 2)

meld2
[ meld ]
/ mɛld /

verb (used with or without object)

to merge; blend.

noun

a blend.

Origin of meld

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1935–40; blend of melt1 and weld1
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British Dictionary definitions for meld (1 of 2)

meld1
/ (mɛld) /

verb

(in some card games) to declare or lay down (cards), which then score points

noun

the act of melding
a set of cards for melding
C19: from German melden to announce; related to Old English meldian

British Dictionary definitions for meld (2 of 2)

meld2
/ (mɛld) /

verb

to blend or become blended; combine
C20: blend of melt + weld 1
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