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Meaning of WELD

Pronunciation:  weld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together
  2. [n]  United States abolitionist (1803-1895)
  3. [n]  European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America
  4. [v]  unite closely or intimately; "Her gratitude welded her to him"
  5. [v]  join together by heating, as of metals

WELD is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: dyer's mignonette, dyer's rocket, Reseda luteola, Theodore Dwight Weld
 See Also: abolitionist, blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, conjoin, emancipationist, flux, fuse, genus Reseda, immix, join, joint, meld, merge, merge, mix, reseda, spotweld, unify, unite



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Weld\, v. t.
    To wield. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  2. \Weld\, n. [OE. welde; akin to Scot. wald, Prov. G. waude,
    G. wau, Dan. & Sw. vau, D. wouw.]
    1. (Bot.) An herb ({Reseda luteola}) related to mignonette,
       growing in Europe, and to some extent in America; dyer's
       broom; dyer's rocket; dyer's weed; wild woad. It is used
       by dyers to give a yellow color. [Written also {woald},
       {wold}, and {would}.]
    2. Coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.
  3. \Weld\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Welded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Welding}.] [Probably originally the same word as well to
    spring up, to gush; perhaps from the Scand.; cf. Sw. v["a]lla
    to weld, uppv["a]lla to boil up, to spring up, Dan. v[ae]lde
    to gush, G. wellen to weld. See {Well} to spring.]
    1. To press or beat into intimate and permanent union, as two
       pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.
    Note: Very few of the metals, besides iron and platinum. are
          capable of being welded. Horn and tortoise shell
          possess this useful property.
    2. Fig.: To unite closely or intimately.
             Two women faster welded in one love.  --Tennyson.
  4. \Weld\, n.
    The state of being welded; the joint made by welding.
    {Butt weld}. See under {Butt}.
    {Scarf weld}, a joint made by overlapping, and welding
       together, the scarfed ends of two pieces.