welt

noun
\ˈwelt \

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

welt

verb
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

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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

A few minutes later, my chest and back were inundated with tiny red and white welts; soon enough, my whole body was covered. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "My Skin Got Hives Every Time I Showered — Until I Discovered a Water Softener," 25 Sep. 2018 Their hair started falling out, and showers left their bodies burning with red welts. Parul Sehgal, New York Times, "Toxic History, Poisoned Water: The Story of Flint," 3 July 2018 Soon, more debilitating symptoms emerged — waves of nausea, eruptions of skin welts, chronic digestive problems. New York Times, "The Wounds of the Drone Warrior," 13 June 2018 Weeping alone in her room, Serena lets her hair down before walking to the mirror to see the numerous purple welts on her backside from her husband’s beating. Rena Gross, Billboard, "10 Surprises From 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 2, Episode 8 'Women's Work'," 6 June 2018 The stings are rarely deadly to people but can cause extreme pain and welts on exposed skin. Leada Gore, AL.com, "Portuguese Man o' War in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores prompts purple flag," 27 Feb. 2018 The beaches around Pensacola now have purple flags to alert swimmers about the underwater creatures, which leave itchy, irritated rashes with bumps and welts. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Florida Department of Health Warns Beachgoers About Outbreak of Sea Lice in the Water," 27 June 2018 Now, imagine the embarrassment when that guest is a Brazilian fashion model who claims that her previously unblemished face and body turned into a mess of welts and bites after staying at a high-end hotel. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Brazilian model sues Hilton, claiming she was bitten by bedbugs at Palm Desert hotel," 16 June 2018 Initially, Erkelens’ only reaction was a walloping welt, which she had been told to expect and which seemed more of a curiosity to her than anything else. Amanda Schaffer, WIRED, "The Dying Scientist and His Rogue Vaccine Trial," 1 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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, "How to Clean Your Mattress," 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, "Grand Canyon basketball runs out of magic late in quest to reach NCAA Tournament," 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, "Architectural Details and Charming Florals Upgrade a New England Home," 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, "Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor not the first major cross-sport bout," 14 Aug. 2017 How can this quilt be piped or that sofa be welted? Kathleen Renda, House Beautiful, "British and Southern Styles Collide in This Totally Cozy Home," 8 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of welt

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for welt

Noun

Middle English welte

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The first known use of welt was in the 15th century

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welt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of welt

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

welt

noun
\ˈwelt \

Kids Definition of welt

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

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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