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welt

noun \ ˈwelt \
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of welt

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

Examples of welt in a Sentence

  1. I'll hand ye a few welts with me stick and then we'll see how ye feel!

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Origin and Etymology of welt

Middle English welte

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welt

verb

Definition of welt

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

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First Known Use of welt

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WELT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of welt for English Language Learners

  • : a usually large bump or red area that appears on your skin because of injury or illness


WELT Defined for Kids

welt

noun \ ˈwelt \

Definition of welt for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

welt

noun \ ˈwelt \

medical Definition of welt

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


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