verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- sold on, be,
- sold out,
- soldering iron,
- soldier beetle,
- soldier bird,
- soldier crab
Origin of solder
Examples from the Web for soldered
The RAM is soldered to the board and cannot be replaced or upgraded after purchase.5 Reasons I Hate My New MacBook Pro: A Geek’s Critique|Jason Stewart|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The cover of a coffee tin should now be soldered over the inlet valve, as shown at K, Fig. 219.The Library of Work and Play: Mechanics, Indoors and Out|Fred T. Hodgson
Both metals should be bent to a curved form before they are soldered together as shown in the cut.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches|Walter J. Kleinlein
To the center of the zinc pan is soldered a zinc tube d just large enough to contain an ordinary quinine bottle.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
Word Origin for solder
mid-14c., sawd "mend by soldering," from solder (n.). Modern form is a re-Latinization from early 15c. Related: Soldered; soldering.
early 14c., soudur, from Old French soldure, soudeure, from souder, originally solder, "to consolidate, close, fasten together, join with solder" (13c.), from Latin solidare "to make solid," from solidus "solid" (see solid (adj.)).
Modern form in English is a re-Latinization from early 15c. The loss of Latin -l- in that position on the way to Old French is regular, e.g. poudre from pulverem, cou from collum, chaud from calidus. The -l- typically is sounded in British English but not in American, according to OED, but cf. Fowler, who wrote that solder without the "l" was "The only pronunciation I have ever heard, except from the half-educated to whom spelling is a final court of appeal ..." and was baffled by the OED's statement that it was American. Related: Soldered; soldering. The noun is first attested late 14c.