\ 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



Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from weld


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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb To the degree that these slow or shorten the range of Russian trucks, forcing them to weld on steel plates looks like a minor tactical success for the Ukrainians. Eric Tegler, Forbes, 15 June 2022 By controlling the internal degrees of freedom in a manufacturing system like this, a robotic arm can more reliably weld the correct part without overshooting and fusing another section. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 2 May 2022 Those recommendations, based on review and analysis of existing research by her group and others, might seem hard to achieve when many remote workers are on back-to-back Zooms that essentially weld them to their chairs all day. Betsy Morris, WSJ, 23 Jan. 2022 Utt and other church officials aired two separate designs that would temporarily weld new wrought-iron bar stock of a similar look to the bottom the existing fence and then attach that taller structure to the stone wall. The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Dec. 2021 With different attachments on its arms, Guardian XT can weld, sand, grind, cut, inspect, and more. John Koetsier, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 But there’s nothing tidy about the tasks faced by the artists who have to cut, bend, hammer and weld their way through a series of grueling challenges. al, 14 Sep. 2021 Workers will bend, roll and weld the steel towers and foundations, known as monopiles, which will be transported on barges to wind farms under construction. Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2021 Clamp the first three rings to the arch and to each other and weld them in place. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 13 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The module has four posts, which clamp the car chassis pinch-weld line between the front and rear wheels. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2022 The driver's seat cushion frame may have an improper weld in the power tilt-adjustment mechanism. National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration, USA TODAY, 2 June 2022 The weld on the AmazonBasics School Classroom Stack Chairs can fail, which can lead to accidental falls. Chris Smith, BGR, 8 May 2022 An insufficient weld on the front passenger knee air bag may result in an improper air bag deployment. Detroit Free Press, 25 Feb. 2022 For the competition, students had to make two tee joints, the first an ARC weld single pass and the second a tee joint with a single pass on one side and a triple pass on the opposite. Janice Neumann, chicagotribune.com, 30 Mar. 2022 When looking for cracks in a frame, pay particularly close attention to the weld points where the frame is most likely to have weak spots. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 12 Mar. 2015 The Fred Flintstone floorboards would need to be cut out, and the front subframe would require a weekend's worth of time and countless spot-weld drill bits to free it from its original mounting position. David Beard, Car and Driver, 22 Mar. 2022 The supplier of the wiper motors told Ford that 12 wiper motors had been returned with substandard brush plate weld quality between Dec. 17, 2020, and March 20, 2021. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of weld


1599, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense


1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for weld


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

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More Definitions for weld


\ 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



Kids Definition of weld (Entry 2 of 2)

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


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