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.

Nearby words

  1. welcome,
  2. welcome mat,
  3. welcome to, be,
  4. welcome wagon,
  5. welcoming,
  6. weld, theodore dwight,
  7. welded tuff,
  8. welder,
  9. welding,
  10. welding rod

Origin of weld

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

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for weldor

Weld

/ (wɛld) /

noun

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

weld

1
/ (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 Formsweldable, 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

weld

2

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

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Word Origin and History for weldor
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