weld (v.)

1590s, "unite or consolidate by hammering or compression, often after softening by heating," alteration of well (v.) "to boil, rise;" influenced by past participle form welled. Related: Welded; welding.

weld (n.1)

plant (Resedo luteola) producing yellow dye, late 14c., from Old English *wealde, perhaps a variant of Old English wald "forest" (see wold). Spanish gualda, French gaude are Germanic loan-words.

weld (n.2)

"joint formed by welding," 1831, from weld (v.).

updated on March 26, 2014

Definitions of weld from WordNet
weld (v.)
join together by heating;
weld metal
weld (v.)
unite closely or intimately;
Her gratitude welded her to him
weld (n.)
European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America;
Synonyms: dyer's rocket / dyer's mignonette / Reseda luteola
weld (n.)
a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together;
Weld (n.)
United States abolitionist (1803-1895);
Synonyms: Theodore Dwight Weld
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