Meaning of WELD in English


I. ˈweld noun

also woald or wold or would ˈwōld

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English welde, wold; akin to Middle Low German wolde weld, Middle Dutch woude

1. : dyer's rocket

2. : a yellow dye that is obtained from weld and contains luteolin as its chief coloring

3. : acacia 5

II. ˈweld verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: alteration (influenced by welled, past participle of well to boil, rise, well) of obsolete English well to weld, from Middle English wellen to boil, well, weld — more at well

intransitive verb

: to become or be capable of being welded : undergo junction by welding

iron welds easily

the parts welded together perfectly

transitive verb


a. : to unite or consolidate (as metallic parts) by heating to a plastic or fluid state the surfaces of the parts to be joined and then allowing the metals to flow together with or without the addition of other molten metal or by hammering or compressing with or without previous softening by heat — compare gas welding

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

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

welded pipe

welded the crack in the tube

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

weld a political party out of … divisive elements — Gladwin Hill

solidarity welded out of emergency — Amy Loveman

West welds reply to Soviet — Carlyle Morgan

2. : to unite closely or intimately : join closely or inseparably : form into or as if into a single unit

her gratitude welded her to him forever — Harrison Smith

weld the warring Gaelic and English elements into a Norman-Irish nation — Brian Fitzgerald

3. : to cause (tissues) to form a seal by adhesion

III. noun

( -s )

1. : a welded joint : the junction of a welded piece — see arc weld , butt weld , caulk weld , cleft weld , mash weld , plug weld , ripple weld , rivet weld , scarfweld , seam weld

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

3. : the adhesion of tissues to form a seal

a natural weld formed by the healing together of artery and vein

IV. adjective

Etymology: weld (III)

: weldable ; specifically : made without complete fusion

weld iron

weld steel

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