Meaning of WELD in English

WELD

I. ˈweld verb

Etymology: alteration of obsolete English well to weld, from Middle English wellen to boil, well, weld — more at well

Date: 1599

intransitive verb

: to become or be capable of being welded

transitive verb

1.

a. : to unite (metallic parts) by heating and allowing the metals to flow together or by hammering or compressing with or without previous heating

b. : to unite (plastics) in a similar manner by heating

c. : to repair (as an article) by this method

d. : to produce or create as if by such a process

2. : to unite or reunite closely or intimately

architecture that weld s the past and the present

• weld·able ˈwel-də-bəl adjective

II. noun

Date: 1831

1. : a welded joint

2. : union by welding : the state or condition of being welded

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