meld

1
[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. melchior,
  2. melchior, lauritz,
  3. melchite,
  4. melchites,
  5. melchizedek,
  6. melder,
  7. meldrew,
  8. meleager,
  9. meleagrides,
  10. melee

Origin of meld

1
1895–1900; < German melden to announce; akin to Middle English melden, Old English meldian to make known

meld

2
[ meld ]
/ mɛld /

verb (used with or without object)

to merge; blend.

noun

a blend.

Origin of meld

2
1935–40; blend of melt1 and weld1

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British Dictionary definitions for melding

meld

1
/ (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

Word Origin for meld

C19: from German melden to announce; related to Old English meldian

meld

2
/ (mɛld) /

verb

to blend or become blended; combine

Word Origin for meld

C20: blend of melt + weld 1

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