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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
weld1 /wɛld/USA pronunciation
v. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- 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.
- to bring into complete union or harmony:[~ + object]He welded the recruits into a strong team.
weld•er, n. [countable]
- Building, Metallurgya joint that has been welded.
- 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.
- to bring into complete union, harmony, agreement, etc.
- Building, Metallurgyto undergo welding;
be capable of being welded:a metal that welds easily.
weld′er, wel′dor, n.
- Building, Metallurgya welded junction or joint.
- Building, Metallurgythe act of welding or the state of being welded.
- variant of well2 in obsolete sense "to boil, weld'' 1590–1600
Also, wold, woald, would.
- Plant Biologya mignonette, Reseda luteola, of southern Europe, yielding a yellow dye.
- the dye.
Also called dyer's rocket.
(weld),USA pronunciation n.
BiographicalTheodore Dwight, 1803–95, U.S. abolitionist leader.
- 1325–75; Middle English welde; cognate with Middle Low German walde, Middle Dutch woude
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weld /wɛld/ vb
- (transitive) 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
Etymology: 16th Century: variant probably based on past participle of well² in obsolete sense to boil, heatˈweldable adj ˌweldaˈbility n ˈwelder, ˈweldor n
- a joint formed by welding
weld /wɛld/, wold, woald /wəʊld/ n
Etymology: 14th Century: from Low German; compare Middle Low German walde, waude, Dutch wouw
- a yellow dye obtained from the plant dyer's rocket