weld
Pronunciation Noun

weld

  1. A herb (Reseda luteola) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America, used to make a yellow dye.
  2. The yellow coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.
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weld (welds, present participle welding; past and past participle welded)

  1. (transitive) To join two materials (especially two metals) together by applying heat, pressure and filler, either separately or in any combination.
  2. (transitive) To bind together inseparably; to unite closely or intimately.
    • 1847: Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess
      Now should men see / Two women faster welded in one love / Than pairs of wedlock.
Translations Translations Noun

weld (plural welds)

  1. The joint made by welding.
  2. The state of being welded.
Verb

weld (welds, present participle welding; past and past participle welded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To wield.
    • 1485: Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur, p. 168 line 2 (Sommer edition)
      [Arthur says to a wicked giant] "he that alle the world weldeth gyue the ſorte lyf & ſameful dethe" ("He who wields all the world gives thee short life and shameful death")
    • 1485: Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur, p. 172 line 2 (Sommer edition)
      [Arthur says to conquering knights] "ye be worthy to welde all your honour and worship"

Weld
Proper noun
  1. Surname possibly deriving from the Old English - word for woodland. The family is mainly located in the Southern regions of England.



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