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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 The toys project Orbeez pellets, or similar water-absorbent polymer beads that can inflict pain, leave a welt or draw blood, reports John Tucker. Mike Rose, cleveland, 22 July 2022 Case in point: the traditional lemonwood pegged soles and Goodyear welt. Dale Arden Chong, Men's Health, 18 May 2022 Gimenez showed reporters a red welt on his shoulder. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 14 May 2022 Center Igor Larionov was expected to play in Game 5 despite a monster welt on his left calf, the result of a vicious Mike Keane slash during the third-period violence. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2022 Boyd was hit by a pitch, resulting in a large welt on his left hand. oregonlive, 13 May 2022 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 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 25 Sep. 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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