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weld

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verb \ ˈweld \

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 (something) 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

weldable

play \ˈwel-də-bəl\ adjective

Examples of weld in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of weld

alteration of obsolete English well to weld, from Middle English wellen to boil, well, weld — more at well


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weld

noun

Definition of weld

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

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First Known Use of weld

1831


WELD Defined for English Language Learners

weld

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verb

Definition of weld for English Language Learners

  • : 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


weld

noun

Definition of weld for English Language Learners

  • : a connection made by welding pieces of metal


WELD Defined for Kids

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weld

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verb \ ˈweld \

Definition of weld for Students

welded; welding
1 :to join two pieces of metal or plastic by heating and allowing the edges to flow together
2 :to be capable of being joined by heating and allowing the edges to flow together
  • Some metals weld easily.
3 :to join closely The author welds two stories into one.

welder

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weld

noun

Definition of weld for Students

:a joint made by heating and allowing the edges to flow together


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