- 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
Examples from the Web for welder
Contemporary Examples of welder
When I arrived at the apartment, a welder was busy putting it back together.Ukraine’s Vigilante Peacemakers
May 17, 2014
Historical Examples of welder
On top of the welder are two jaws for holding the ends of the pieces to be welded.
See that the regulator is on the highest point and close the welder switch.
This gas passes through a tube to the blow-pipe of the welder, or to any other use for which it is destined.Women and War Work
Was it your impression or did you gain the impression then that he had had some employment in Fort Worth then as a welder?Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
An auxiliary switch is connected to the welder switch so that both switches act together.
- Sir Frederick Aloysius. 1823–91, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1864–65)
- (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
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.).
1590s, alteration of well (v.) "to boil, rise;" influenced by past participle form welled. Related: Welded; welding.