Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of WELT

Pronunciation:  welt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a raised or strengthened seam
  2. [n]  a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
  3. [v]  put a welt on; of garments or shoes
  4. [v]  beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"

WELT is a 4 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: flog, lash, lather, slash, strap, trounce, wale, weal, wheal, whip
 See Also: add, beat, beat up, birch, cat, cowhide, flagellate, harm, horsewhip, hurt, injury, scourge, seam, switch, trauma, work over



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Welt\, n. [OE. welte, probably fr. W. gwald a hem, a welt,
    gwaldu to welt or to hem.]
    1. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge
       or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as;
       (a) A small cord covered with cloth and sewed on a seam or
           border to strengthen it; an edge of cloth folded on
           itself, usually over a cord, and sewed down.
       (b) A hem, border, or fringe. [Obs.]
       (c) In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around a
           shoe, between the upper leather and sole.
       (d) In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted
           upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint.
       (e) In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush
           seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it.
       (f) In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which
           the heel is formed.
    2. (Her.) A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not
       extending around the ends.
    {Welt joint}, a joint, as of plates, made with a welt,
       instead of by overlapping the edges. See {Weld}, n., 1
       (d) .
  2. \Welt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Welted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to
    welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve.
  3. \Welt\, v. t.
    To wilt. [R.]