WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
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 © 2019
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.

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

n. 
  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.

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