meld

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Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly a portmanteau of “melt” and “weld”; alternatively, from English “melled” (“blended”), from Old French meller (“to mix”).

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meld (third-person singular simple present melds, present participle melding, simple past and past participle melded)

  1. (US) to combine two similar objects into one
    One can meld copper and zinc together to form brass.
    Much as America's motto celebrates melding many into one, South Africa's says that it doesn't matter what you look like — we can all be proud of our young country. - The New York Times, 26/02/2007 [1]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Probably from Dutch melden (report, announce).

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meld (third-person singular simple present melds, present participle melding, simple past and past participle melded)

  1. In card games, especially of the rummy family, to announce or display a combination of cards.

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meld (plural melds)

  1. A combination of cards which is melded.

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meld

  1. first-person singular present indicative of melden
  2. imperative of melden