weld

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English[edit]

Reseda luteola
A person welding

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English welde, wolde, from Proto-Germanic *walþō (compare Dutch wouw, Middle Low German walde, wolde, gaude in French), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz ‎(forest). More at wold.

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Noun[edit]

weld ‎(plural welds)

  1. A herb (Reseda luteola) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America, used to make a yellow dye.
  2. The yellow coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of well ‎(boil, rise), probably influenced by the past participle, welled

Verb[edit]

weld ‎(third-person singular simple present welds, present participle welding, simple past and past participle welded)

  1. (transitive) To bind together inseparably; to unite closely or intimately.
    • 1847: Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess
      Now should men see / Two women faster welded in one love / Than pairs of wedlock.
  2. (transitive) To join two materials (especially two metals) together by applying heat, pressure and filler, either separately or in any combination.
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Noun[edit]

weld ‎(plural welds)

  1. The state of being welded.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. The joint made by welding.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Verb[edit]

weld ‎(third-person singular simple present welds, present participle welding, simple past and past participle welded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To wield.
    • 1485: Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur, p. 168 line 2 (Sommer edition)
      [Arthur says to a wicked giant] "he that alle the world weldeth gyue the ſorte lyf & ſameful dethe" ("He who wields all the world gives thee short life and shameful death")
    • 1485: Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur, p. 172 line 2 (Sommer edition)
      [Arthur says to conquering knights] "ye be wothy to welde all your honour and worship"

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • well (chiefly Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wildi.

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Adjective[edit]

weld ‎(masculine welde or welle, feminine weld or well, comparative welder or weller, superlative et weldste)

  1. (chiefly Ripuarian) wild

Usage notes[edit]

  • The traditional inflected forms are those with -ll- in all dialects. Those with -ld- are now predominant, however, in many dialects under standard German influence.

Welsh[edit]

Verb[edit]

weld

  1. Soft mutation of gweld ‎(to see).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gweld weld ngweld unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.