weld

verb
\ ˈweld How to pronounce weld (audio) \
welded; welding; welds

Definition of weld

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to become or be capable of being welded

transitive verb

1a : 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

weld

noun

Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from weld

Verb

weldable \ ˈwel-​də-​bəl How to pronounce weldable (audio) \ adjective

Examples of weld in a Sentence

Verb

She learned how to weld. We welded the beams together. They were welded together in friendship. His style of painting welds impressionism with surrealism.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

When the school got a new smoker, Knutsen took the old one, borrowed a trailer from the athletic director, and had students in construction classes weld the old smoker to the trailer. Kaila White, azcentral, "Superintendent has tasty way to welcome teachers back to school after walkout," 4 May 2018 The bridge itself is an impressive feat of technology, starting with its complex form, which was printed in chunks before being welded together. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This 3D-printed steel bridge will be installed over an Amsterdam canal," 23 Oct. 2018 Here are our results: Lincoln Electric 140 Likes: Using this machine felt like welding with a paintbrush. Nicholas Wicks, Popular Mechanics, "Tool Test: What's the Best Entry-Level Welder?," 23 Dec. 2017 Inside the van, investigators found soldering equipment, which is typically used to weld pieces of metal together, law-enforcement officials said. Arian Campo-flores, WSJ, "Mail Bomb Suspect Sayoc Appears in Court After New Package Found in Atlanta," 29 Oct. 2018 In the time since, authorities have welded slanted roofs over such junction boxes to stop women from carrying out similar protests. Jon Gambrell, Fox News, "Iran's politicians under pressure, 40 years after revolution," 24 Sep. 2018 The company will fabricate and weld chassis parts and doors at the Jefferson City plant, formerly occupied by tractor giant Deere & Co., then drive them to Wisconsin for finishing and assembly. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Defense Companies Hunt for Scarce Skilled Workers," 28 Dec. 2018 Guests come here for a legit immersive experience by moving and sorting cattle, welding, even branding calves. Candice Rainey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Colorado Ranch Retreat That Gives You a Real Taste of Cowboy Life," 20 July 2018 On Tuesday, five staff members of the institute were trapped in the office for an hour or so after the leasing company locked and welded shut the office doors, said Mr. Jiang, the researcher, who was among them. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "In Beijing, Doors Shut on a Bastion of Independent Ideas," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The company bends, shapes and welds steel rod into chains used for hoisting, tie-downs and tire traction. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "A Tale of Two Steel Firms and Their Diverging Paths Under Trump’s Tariffs," 10 Feb. 2019 The explosion was likely caused by a faulty weld that failed to hold the hydrogen peroxide fuel chamber together. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The True Story of the Russian Kursk Submarine Disaster," 28 Sep. 2018 Zabaneh said the crack was found near a weld on a stress-bearing horizontal beam. Paul Elias, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco’s new transit terminal closes over beam crack," 25 Sep. 2018 The automaker is issuing a recall of its all-new Ascent three-row utility vehicle after discovering that 293 were built with improper spot welds on their B-pillars. Fox News, "Subaru replacing 293 Ascent SUVs for missing welds," 15 Aug. 2018 Not a single bolt or weld, just metal blocks with 88 pounds of magnetic force. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, "The Wind Catchers," 6 Feb. 2018 The audit also said Schlitterbahn could not show records indicating the company had a certified weld inspector look at a third ride after 5,000 uses, which is required by a manufacturer's maintenance schedule. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Kansas water park to tear down slide 2 years after boy's beheading," 12 July 2018 The service bulletin released owners from the requirement of having weld inspections after 5,000 uses, instead suggesting that the inspection occur after six seasons of use. Steve Vockrodt, kansascity, "A month after Schlitterbahn's opening, four rides remain closed at the KCK water park," 10 July 2018 Wade was working in the weld shop at Caterpillar, Inc., 1100 Milwaukee Ave. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Medical examiner releases the name of Oak Creek man killed in Caterpillar accident," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of weld

Verb

1599, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for weld

Verb

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

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weld

verb

English Language Learners Definition of weld

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

English Language Learners Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

: a connection made by welding pieces of metal

weld

verb
\ ˈweld How to pronounce weld (audio) \
welded; welding

Kids Definition of weld

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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.

Other Words from weld

welder noun

weld

noun

Kids Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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