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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
weld1 /wɛld/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. Building, Metallurgyto unite (metal or plastic pieces) by hammering or squeezing them together, esp. after applying heat: [+ object]welded the steel doors shut.[no object]The engineer is still welding.
  2. to bring into complete union or harmony:[+ object]He welded the recruits into a strong team.

n. [countable]
  1. Building, Metallurgya joint that has been welded.
weld•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
weld1  (weld),USA pronunciation  v.t. 
  1. Building, Metallurgyto unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like, esp. after rendering soft or pasty by heat, and sometimes with the addition of fusible material like or unlike the pieces to be united.
  2. to bring into complete union, harmony, agreement, etc.

  1. Building, Metallurgyto undergo welding;
    be capable of being welded:a metal that welds easily.

  1. Building, Metallurgya welded junction or joint.
  2. Building, Metallurgythe act of welding or the state of being welded.
welda•ble, adj. 
weld′a•bili•ty, n. 
welder, weldor, n. 
weldless, adj. 
  • variant of well2 in obsolete sense "to boil, weld'' 1590–1600

weld2  (weld),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. Plant Biologya mignonette, Reseda luteola, of southern Europe, yielding a yellow dye.
  2. the dye.
Also,  wold, woald, would. Also called  dyer's rocket. 
  • 1325–75; Middle English welde; cognate with Middle Low German walde, Middle Dutch woude

Weld  (weld),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalTheodore Dwight, 1803–95, U.S. abolitionist leader.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    weld /wɛld/ vb
    1. (transitive) to unite (pieces of metal or plastic) together, as by softening with heat and hammering or by fusion
    2. to bring or admit of being brought into close association or union
    1. a joint formed by welding
    Etymology: 16th Century: variant probably based on past participle of well² in obsolete sense to boil, heat

    ˈweldable adj ˌweldaˈbility n ˈwelder, ˈweldor n
    weld /wɛld/, wold, woald /wəʊld/ n
    1. a yellow dye obtained from the plant dyer's rocket
    Etymology: 14th Century: from Low German; compare Middle Low German walde, waude, Dutch wouw
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    Weld /wɛld/ n
    1. Sir Frederick Aloysius. 1823–91, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1864–65)
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    Collocations: [a steel, an aluminum, a metal] weld, [an interior, a multiple, a solid, a quality] weld, a [clean, sloppy, strong, brittle] weld, more...

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