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welter

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verb wel·ter \ˈwel-tər\

Definition of welter

wel·teredwel·ter·ing play \-t(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  writhe, toss; also :  wallow b :  to rise and fall or toss about in or with waves

  3. 2 :  to become deeply sunk, soaked, or involved

  4. 3 :  to be in turmoil



Origin of welter

Middle English; akin to Middle Dutch welteren to roll, Old High German walzan, Lithuanian volioti, Latin volvere — more at voluble


First Known Use: 14th century


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welter

noun wel·ter

Definition of welter

  1. 1 :  a state of wild disorder :  turmoil

  2. 2 :  a chaotic mass or jumble <a bewildering welter of data>



1596

First Known Use of welter

1596


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welter

noun wel·ter

Definition of welter



1900

First Known Use of welter

1900

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WELTER Defined for Kids

welter

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noun wel·ter \ˈwel-tər\

Definition of welter

  1. :  a confused jumble <He had too much to think about and felt lost in the bewildering welter of his thoughts. — Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard>





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