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 Two workers then welded it to the 30-foot bollards that are replacing old vehicle barriers along the Colorado River, west of Yuma. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Homeland Security chief marks completion of 100 miles of 'new border wall' with plaque," 10 Jan. 2020 Students in the college welding shop created the very tight spiral staircase to the basement. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Frank Lloyd Wright house near Ann Arbor is a 'small masterpiece'," 9 June 2018 The fire was caused when sparks from welding work near one of the ship's electrical distribution compartments set a cable on fire. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russia’s only carrier, damaged in shipyard accident, now on fire," 12 Dec. 2019 If damage is detected, welding crews are promptly sent to make fixes. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 If damage is detected, welding crews are promptly sent to make fixes. Nick Miroff, The Denver Post, "Smuggling gangs are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 If damage is detected, welding crews are promptly sent to make fixes. Nick Miroff, Twin Cities, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of the border wall," 2 Nov. 2019 To earn an associate’s degree, Orry would need to pass 12 separate welding courses, plus basic courses in math and English, as well as more conceptual courses in welding metallurgy. Paul Tough, The Atlantic, "The Myth of the Wealthy Welder," 13 Sep. 2019 Last year students and activists joined protests by factory workers at Jasic, a maker of welding machinery in Shenzhen. The Economist, "A Netflix documentary provokes reflection in China," 29 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun During the process the torch blows an inert gas, such as argon, over the weld to protect it. The Economist, "Giant 3D printers for making boats, bridges, buildings and rockets," 14 Nov. 2019 The smugglers, however, have returned to the same bollards and cut through the welds, agents say, because the metal is softer and the concrete at the core of the bollard already has been compromised. Nick Miroff, The Denver Post, "Smuggling gangs are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 The smugglers, however, have returned to the same bollards and cut through the welds, agents say, because the metal is softer and the concrete at the core of the bollard already has been compromised. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 The smugglers, however, have returned to the same bollards and cut through the welds, agents say, because the metal is softer and the concrete at the core of the bollard already has been compromised. Nick Miroff, The Denver Post, "Smuggling gangs are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 3 Nov. 2019 Due to corrosion and use, after an eon or two, the welds will break, and the window will fall down into the door — never to be seen again until a repair is performed. Ray Magliozzi, courant.com, "Car Talk: Even Honda parts start to fail after 17 years," 25 Nov. 2019 The Wrangler was recalled last year for misaligned welds that could cause steering problems. San Diego Union-Tribune, "US opens probe of steering problems, welds in Jeep Wranglers," 20 Sep. 2019 The company is now struggling to repair faulty welds, possibly using robots to access hard-to-reach areas. William Mathis | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Why the U.K. Is Pushing Nuclear Power as Others Waver," 5 Nov. 2019 The smugglers, however, have returned to the same bollards and cut through the welds, agents say, because the metal is softer and the concrete at the core of the bollard already has been compromised. Nick Miroff, Anchorage Daily News, "Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trump’s border wall," 3 Nov. 2019

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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

17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Weld.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weldable. Accessed 17 January 2020.

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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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