Meaning of WELD in English

~ 1

■ verb

1》 join together (metal parts) by heating the surfaces to the point of melting and pressing or hammering them together.

↘forge (an article) by such means.

2》 cause to combine and form a whole.

■ noun a ~ed joint.


~ability noun

~able adjective

~er noun


C16 (in the sense 'become united'): alt. (prob. influenced by the past participle) of well 2 in the obs. sense 'melt or ~ (heated metal)'.


~ 2

■ noun a plant related to mignonette, yielding a yellow dye. [ Reseda luteola .]


ME: related to Du. wouw , perh. also to wold .

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