weld

1
[ weld ]
/ wɛld /

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

to undergo welding; be capable of being welded: a metal that welds easily.

noun

a welded junction or joint.
the act of welding or the state of being welded.

Origin of weld

1
1590–1600; variant of well2 in obsolete sense “to boil, weld”

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Definition for weld (2 of 3)

weld2
[ weld ]
/ wɛld /

noun

a mignonette, Reseda luteola, of southern Europe, yielding a yellow dye.
the dye.
Also wold, woald, would.

Origin of weld

2
1325–75; Middle English welde; cognate with Middle Low German walde, Middle Dutch woude
Also called dyer's rocket.

Definition for weld (3 of 3)

Weld
[ weld ]
/ wɛld /

noun

Theodore Dwight,1803–95, U.S. abolitionist leader.
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British Dictionary definitions for weld (1 of 3)

weld1
/ (wɛld) /

verb

(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

noun

a joint formed by welding

Derived forms of weld

weldable, adjectiveweldability, nounwelder or weldor, nounweldless, adjective

Word Origin for weld

C16: variant probably based on past participle of well ² in obsolete sense to boil, heat

British Dictionary definitions for weld (2 of 3)

weld2

wold or woald (wəʊld)

/ (wɛld) /

noun

a yellow dye obtained from the plant dyer's rocket
another name for dyer's rocket

Word Origin for weld

C14: from Low German; compare Middle Low German walde, waude, Dutch wouw

British Dictionary definitions for weld (3 of 3)

Weld
/ (wɛld) /

noun

Sir Frederick Aloysius. 1823–91, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1864–65)
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