welt

[ welt ]
/ wɛlt /

noun

verb (used with object)

to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip.
to furnish or supply (a shoe or garment) with a welt or welts; sew a welt on to.

verb (used without object)

to be marked with or develop welts.

Nearby words

  1. welsh terrier,
  2. welsh vault,
  3. welshman,
  4. welshman's button,
  5. welshwoman,
  6. weltanschauung,
  7. welter,
  8. welterweight,
  9. weltpolitik,
  10. weltschmerz

Origin of welt

1375–1425; late Middle English welte, walt shoemaker's welt, Old English wælt (thigh) sinew

Related formsun·welt·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for welt

welt

/ (wɛlt) /

noun

a raised or strengthened seam or edge, sewn in or on a knitted garment
another word for weal 1
(in shoemaking) a strip of leather, etc, put in between the outer sole and the inner sole and upper

verb (tr)

to put a welt in (a garment, etc)
to beat or flog soundly

Word Origin for welt

C15: origin unknown

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Word Origin and History for welt

welt

n.

early 15c., a shoemaker's term, perhaps related to Middle English welten "to overturn, roll over" (c.1300), from Old Norse velta "to roll" (related to welter (v.)). Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" is first recorded 1800.

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Medicine definitions for welt

welt

[ wĕlt ]

n.

A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.
wheal

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