Weld (?), v. t.

To wield.




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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.]


Coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.


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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. valla to weld, uppvalla to boil up, to spring up, Dan. vaelde to gush, G. wellen to weld. See Well to spring.]


To press or beat into intimate and permanent union, as two pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.

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


Fig.: To unite closely or intimately.

Two women faster welded in one love. Tennyson.


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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.


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