- 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 welding
Contemporary Examples of welding
Oleksander was still in his welding sleeves, carrying his welding mask.I Heard About the Latest Crazed Shooter While I Watched the World Cup with Guys He Almost Killed
July 1, 2014
She first tried meth as a fifteen-year-old in the welding shop at Los Lunas High School.The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico
August 24, 2013
Historical Examples of welding
The Old Man chuckled to himself and went back to his welding.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
These processes are not welding processes and will not be described here.
The parts covered by the cloth must be dried thoroughly if any welding on them.
Darkness was coming and the pack was welding itself together.Erik Dorn
He took up his welding projector and a beam carried him back to the tube.Spacehounds of IPC
Edward Elmer Smith
- 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
Word Origin and History for 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.).
1590s, alteration of well (v.) "to boil, rise;" influenced by past participle form welled. Related: Welded; welding.