weld

verb
\ ˈweld \
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 \ 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

Upstairs, a long container that’s been welded together to stretch the length of the house fits both bedrooms. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Airy shipping container house is rich in glass and greenery," 1 Nov. 2018 While Ed custom-designs the interior with sketches—from hand-cutting cabinets in his shop and welding metal to make custom shower curtain rods tiny enough to fit the space— Amy focuses on the design. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Couple Turns Decrepit Airstreams Into Dream Homes," 12 Sep. 2018 Most of them fired homemade mortars, while others wielded makeshift guns, small contraptions welded from metal pipes. Caroline Houck, Washington Post, "In Nicaragua, a ‘town of fighters’ is at the heart of an intensifying crisis," 24 June 2018 The man, in his 60s, was welding inside Global Drilling Support International in the 9800 block of Windmill Park Lane, near Fallbrook Drive and North Beltway 8, when the explosion happened around 1:20 p.m. Jay R. Jordan, Houston Chronicle, "Welder critical after explosion at northwest Harris County drilling company," 19 Apr. 2018 The designers insulated and repurposed the metal rectangles, welding them together and stacking them on top of each other at various angles to create the geometric three-story campus. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Shipping container school in Thailand teaches sustainable construction," 3 Oct. 2018 Here, Rodney Vogel uses a machine to form and weld steel chains in the company’s Maryville, Mo., site. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Two Family Businesses: One Wins, One Loses in U.S. Tariff Fight," 1 July 2018 After about a year of developing a business plan and welding their dream into reality, The Big Backyard opened in October 2008. Tiffany Stoiber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These moms had a dream for an indoor playground, and now they're inspiring their own kids to be entrepreneurs, too," 7 Feb. 2018 And these are the landscapes that Thomas Callahan has in mind when welding together his latest creation. Andrew O’reilly, New York Times, "Building an Urban Escape Vehicle," 3 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 The company even installed an all-new weld shop with 342 robots to make the Accord’s redesigned metal body. John Lippert, The Seattle Times, "Robots take a back seat as humans build the best new car you can buy," 28 Jan. 2018 Munro also said the different types of welds surprised him. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Tesla Model 3: Highly innovative, but built with 'dinosaur technology'," 26 Apr. 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 \
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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