Definitions for: Weld


[n] a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together
[n] United States abolitionist (1803-1895)
[n] European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America
[v] unite closely or intimately; "Her gratitude welded her to him"
[v] join together by heating, as of metals



Webster (1913) Definition: Weld, v. t.
To wield. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


Weld, n. [OE. welde; akin to Scot. wald, Prov. G. waude,
G. wau, Dan. & Sw. vau, D. wouw.]
1. (Bot.) An herb (Reseda luteola) related to mignonette,
growing in Europe, and to some extent in America; dyer's
broom; dyer's rocket; dyer's weed; wild woad. It is used
by dyers to give a yellow color. [Written also woald,
wold, and would.]

2. Coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.


Weld, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Welded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Welding.] [Probably originally the same word as well to
spring up, to gush; perhaps from the Scand.; cf. Sw. v["a]lla
to weld, uppv["a]lla to boil up, to spring up, Dan. v[ae]lde
to gush, G. wellen to weld. See Well to spring.]
1. To press or beat into intimate and permanent union, as two
pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.

Note: Very few of the metals, besides iron and platinum. are
capable of being welded. Horn and tortoise shell
possess this useful property.

2. Fig.: To unite closely or intimately.

Two women faster welded in one love. --Tennyson.


Weld, n.
The state of being welded; the joint made by welding.

Butt weld. See under Butt.

Scarf weld, a joint made by overlapping, and welding
together, the scarfed ends of two pieces.

Synonyms: dyer's mignonette, dyer's rocket, Reseda luteola, Theodore Dwight Weld

See Also: abolitionist, blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, conjoin, emancipationist, flux, fuse, genus Reseda, immix, join, joint, meld, merge, merge, mix, reseda, spotweld, unify, unite

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