Meaning of WELD in English

WELD

/ weld; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

1.

weld A and B (together) | weld A (on) to B to join pieces of metal together by heating their edges and pressing them together :

[ vn ]

to weld a broken axle

The car has had a new wing welded on.

All the parts of the sculpture have to be welded together.

[also v ]

2.

[ vn ] weld sb/sth into sth | weld sth together to unite people or things into a strong and effective group :

They had welded a bunch of untrained recruits into an efficient fighting force.

The crisis helped to weld the party together.

■ noun

a joint made by welding

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent. (in the sense become united ): alteration (probably influenced by the past participle) of the verb well in the obsolete sense melt or weld heated metal.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.