Meaning of SOLDER in English

SOLDER

— solderable , adj. — solderer , n. — solderless , adj.

/sod"euhr/ , n.

1. any of various alloys fused and applied to the joint between metal objects to unite them without heating the objects to the melting point.

2. anything that joins or unites: the solder of their common cause.

v.t.

3. to join (metal objects) with solder.

4. to join closely and intimately: two fates inseparably soldered by misfortune.

5. to mend; repair; patch up.

v.i.

6. to unite things with solder.

7. to become soldered or united; grow together.

[ 1325-75; (n.) ME soudour soudure, soldure, deriv. of solder to solder solidare to make solid, equiv. to solid ( us ) SOLID + -are inf. suffix; (v.) late ME, deriv. of the n. ]

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