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 weld (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 Another 30% of the Line 3 workforce are United Association Local 798 pipe fitters who will weld the pipeline together. Brooks Johnson, Star Tribune, "Enbridge pipeline project hitting at key time for union laborers," 12 Dec. 2020 Now square up the pieces of the frame and lightly tack-weld them together. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "Building This Metal Cart Will Teach You the Basics of Welding," 17 Oct. 2020 These materials form when a large eruption lays down searing volcanic ash so thick that the grains weld together into solid rock, explains Pete Stelling, who participated in the 2015 research season but is not part of the new analysis. Maya Wei-haas, Science, "Alaska islands may be part of single, massive volcano," 4 Dec. 2020 It’s a 120-v wire-feed welder that can be used to weld thin aluminum and steel between 24-gauge and 3/16-inch. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started With Welding," 18 Oct. 2020 The goal: Learn something new every day, whether by making a GoPro skateboarding video, writing a song or helping their dad weld a part onto the bus. Washington Post, "Home schooling is a hot topic in the pandemic. Is road schooling next?," 5 Oct. 2020 The latest thing to experience Sudden-Polarization Syndrome is the Post Office, because Trump wants to weld the boxes shut to keep people from voting by mail, or something. James Lileks, National Review, "Going Postal," 20 Aug. 2020 This research combines math models from welding with the laser tech used to 3D print. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Use a Little Math to Print the Strongest Kind of Steel," 19 Apr. 2020 Online learning poses a particular challenge to many of the technical colleges' hand-on curricula, like welding, automotive courses and many more. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marquette University moving online, telling students to avoid returning to campus if possible," 12 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The latter is critical with a Scout Rifle to get a proper cheek weld when shooting through the optical or open sights. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "5 Great Scout Rifles," 21 Dec. 2020 On a tape is written the heat units entering into each weld and also giving notice of any variation. Hall Hibbard, Popular Mechanics, "The Flying Wing of the Future," 10 Sep. 2020 For a cleaner weld, use 75 percent CO2 and 25 percent argon. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started With Welding," 18 Oct. 2020 The only remnants of the fabrication process are a single, straight and unfinished weld down the sides of each candle, where the original fabric seams were. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian Magazine, "In Washington, D.C., Towering Candles Shine as a Beacon of Hope in Dark Times," 2 Sep. 2020 Rather than check every weld or just easy-to-reach ones, the engineer would number the welds and use the book’s random-number tables to decide which to inspect. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘A Million Random Digits’ Was a Number-Cruncher’s Bible. Now One Has Exposed Flaws in the Disorder.," 24 Sep. 2020 Thus, a weld consistent with the high-tensile characteristic of the metal was developed. Hall Hibbard, Popular Mechanics, "The Flying Wing of the Future," 10 Sep. 2020 The high comb on the new stock helps the shooter get his eye properly positioned behind a large riflescope while still offering a good check weld. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "The 11 Best Pronghorn Rifles," 4 Sep. 2020 The axles of these trailers may have spindle weld failures. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for August 20-27," 29 Aug. 2020

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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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Last Updated

24 Dec 2020

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“Weld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weld. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for weld

weld

verb
How to pronounce weld (audio)

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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