- 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
- a mignonette, Reseda luteola, of southern Europe, yielding a yellow dye.
- the dye.
Origin of weld2
- Theodore Dwight,1803–95, U.S. abolitionist leader.
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Contemporary Examples of weld
“I can build a custom motorcycle from scratch, can weld, and worked as a lube guy at a GM dealership,” Dustykatt says.Inside the Bizarre World of ‘Bronies,’ Adult Male Fans of ‘My Little Pony’
May 1, 2014
He happened to be studying groundwater in Weld County when the floods came and decided to change his research goals.Did Floods Cause a Fracking Disaster in Colorado?
September 19, 2013
Weld County is one of six in Colorado that will vote on a secession initiative in November.Secession Fever Sweeps Texas, Maryland, Colorado, and California
September 12, 2013
Weld turned down Halloran as a candidate for the witness program.Whitey Bulger’s Defense to Reveal Widespread FBI Complicity
July 30, 2013
Her friends think Weld is a much better fit for her than Bill Clinton is.Some of the Juiciest Bits of ‘Rodham,’ the Hillary Clinton Movie Biopic: Sex, Scandal, More
May 13, 2013
Historical Examples of weld
The aim had been thus to weld into one the two branches of the House of Anjou.The Historical Nights' Entertainment
I had the copy of this poem from Mr. Weld himself when he was ninety years of age.Whittier-land
Samuel T. Pickard
"They will not dare—" began Mrs. Weld, with some excitement.
"Oh, dear Mrs. Weld, you do not seem at all like yourself," she gasped.
I had a big Scotchman in the factory who couldn't learn how to weld.Riders of the Silences
- (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
Word Origin for weld
wold or woald (wəʊld)
- a yellow dye obtained from the plant dyer's rocket
- another name for dyer's rocket
Word Origin for weld
- Sir Frederick Aloysius. 1823–91, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1864–65)
1590s, alteration of well (v.) "to boil, rise;" influenced by past participle form welled. Related: Welded; welding.
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.).