Meaning of SOLDER in English


I. ˈsä-dər, ˈsȯ-, Britain also ˈsäl-dər, ˈsōl- noun

Etymology: Middle English soudure, from Anglo-French, from souder to solder, from Latin solidare to make solid, from solidus solid

Date: 14th century

1. : a metal or metallic alloy used when melted to join metallic surfaces ; especially : an alloy of lead and tin so used

2. : something that unites

II. verb

( sol·dered ; sol·der·ing -d(ə-)riŋ)

Date: 15th century

transitive verb

1. : to unite or make whole by solder

2. : to bring into or restore to firm union

a friendship solder ed by common interests

intransitive verb

1. : to use solder

2. : to become united or repaired by or as if by solder

• sol·der·abil·i·ty ˌsä-də-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, ˌsȯ- noun

• sol·der·er ˈsä-dər-ər, ˈsȯ- noun

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