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solder

[ sod-er ]
/ ˈsɒd ər /
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noun

any of various alloys fused and applied to the joint between metal objects to unite them without heating the objects to the melting point.
anything that joins or unites: the solder of their common cause.

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to unite things with solder.
to become soldered or united; grow together.

RELATED WORDS

fasten, weld, repair, join, unite, patch, fuse, cement, mend, braze

Nearby words

sold, sold on, be, sold out, sold-out, soldan, solder, soldering iron, soldier, soldier beetle, soldier bird, soldier crab

Origin of solder

1325–75; (noun) Middle English soudour < Old French soudure, soldure, derivative of solder to solder < Latin solidāre to make solid, equivalent to solid(us) solid + -āre infinitive suffix; (v.) late Middle English, derivative of the noun
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British Dictionary definitions for solder

solder

/ (ˈsɒldə, US ˈsɒdər) /

noun

an alloy for joining two metal surfaces by melting the alloy so that it forms a thin layer between the surfaces. Soft solders are alloys of lead and tin; brazing solders are alloys of copper and zinc
something that joins things together firmly; a bond

verb

to join or mend or be joined or mended with or as if with solder
Derived Formssolderable, adjectivesolderer, noun

Word Origin for solder

C14: via Old French from Latin solidāre to strengthen, from solidus solid
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