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meld

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verb \ˈmeld\

Definition of meld

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to declare or announce (a card or combination of cards) for a score in a card game especially by placing face up on the table

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to declare a card or combination of cards as a meld

Origin and Etymology of meld

German melden to announce, from Old High German meldōn; akin to Old English meldian to announce, Lithuanian malda prayer


First Known Use: 1887


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meld

noun

Definition of meld

  1. :  a card or combination of cards that is or can be melded in a card game

Origin and Etymology of meld

see 1meld


First Known Use: 1887


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meld

verb

Definition of meld

  1. :  merge, blend Cook the sauce slowly to let the flavors meld.

Origin and Etymology of meld

blend of melt and weld


First Known Use: 1936


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meld

noun

Definition of meld

  1. :  blend, mixture a meld of Christian and Jewish customs

Origin and Etymology of meld

see 3meld


First Known Use: 1954



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