weld


1weld

verb \ˈweld\

: to join pieces of metal together by heating the edges until they begin to melt and then pressing them together

: to join or bring (people or things) close together

Full Definition of WELD

intransitive verb
:  to become or be capable of being welded
transitive verb
1
a :  to unite (metallic parts) by heating and allowing the metals to flow together or by hammering or compressing with or without previous heating
b :  to unite (plastics) in a similar manner by heating
c :  to repair (as an article) by this method
d :  to produce or create as if by such a process
2
:  to unite or reunite closely or intimately <architecture that welds the past and the present>
weld·able \ˈwel-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of WELD

  1. She learned how to weld.
  2. We welded the beams together.
  3. They were welded together in friendship.
  4. His style of painting welds impressionism with surrealism.

Origin of WELD

alteration of obsolete English well to weld, from Middle English wellen to boil, well, weld — more at well
First Known Use: 1599

Rhymes with WELD

2weld

noun

: a connection made by welding pieces of metal

Full Definition of WELD

1
:  a welded joint
2
:  union by welding :  the state or condition of being welded

First Known Use of WELD

1831

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