\ ˈwelt How to pronounce welt (audio) \

Definition of welt

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a strip between a shoe sole and upper through which they are stitched or stapled together
2 : a doubled edge, strip, insert, or seam (as on a garment) for ornament or reinforcement
3a : a ridge or lump raised on the body (as by a blow or allergic reaction)
b : a heavy blow


welted; welting; welts

Definition of welt (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to furnish with a welt
2a : to raise a welt on the body of
b : to hit hard

Examples of welt in a Sentence

Noun I'll hand ye a few welts with me stick and then we'll see how ye feel!
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Furthermore, the existence of the Goodyear welt means that any shoe with a Dainite sole can be resoled, greatly extending its lifetime. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2021 After his fight, Ragan had a welt under his right eye and a silver medal around his neck. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2021 Police saw a welt and discoloration on the woman’s shoulder. cleveland, 20 Aug. 2021 The 8-2 win over the Diamondbacks avoided the absurd thought of being swept by the worst team in baseball, yet still left the welt-inducing reality of dropping the three prior games. San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Aug. 2021 The bite of a mite creates a red welt that looks like a chigger bite, typically on the upper body, and will develop a large red circle around it, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health Prevention and Control. Steven Vargas, USA TODAY, 4 Aug. 2021 Being Chuck-ed by The Men not only leaves another welt in a psyche stuffed with them, but also marks you as a chump. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 28 July 2021 The woman’s injuries included a sore neck and throat, from being choked, and a welt near an eye. cleveland, 10 June 2021 When Smith got up and the group was exiting, they were struck by police pepperballs from behind, with one leaving a welt on Smith’s arm, the lawsuit states. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Whether you’re headed to the office or brunch, the pair’s wide waistband, faux welt back pockets and slanted front pockets combine for an elevated look, while the strategic back darts and pearl buttons add a luxe finish. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Mar. 2022 Then use the crevice tool to get into the quilting, along the edge welting, and where any pillow top is attached. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, 15 Oct. 2018 Top-seed New Mexico State refused to welt to GCU's relentless pressure and powered its way into the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night with a 72-58 victory for the WAC basketball tourney title at Orleans Arena. Richard Obert, azcentral, 10 Mar. 2018 That little printed tape on the sides of the seat cushions is really lovely, boxed in by raffia welting with a soft chambray top. Doretta Sperduto, House Beautiful, 30 Oct. 2017 Inoki spent much of the 15 rounds on his back, kicking out at Ali’s legs, which quickly welted up. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, 14 Aug. 2017 How can this quilt be piped or that sofa be welted? Kathleen Renda, House Beautiful, 8 Dec. 2016 See More

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First Known Use of welt


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for welt


Middle English welte

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“Welt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/welt. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for welt


\ ˈwelt How to pronounce welt (audio) \

Kids Definition of welt

: a ridge raised on the skin (as by a blow)


\ ˈwelt How to pronounce welt (audio) \

Medical Definition of welt

: a ridge or lump raised on the body (as by a blow or an allergic reaction)

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