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 Old English *wielde, *weald, from Proto-Germanic *walþijō, *walþō (compare Dutch wouw, Middle Low German walde, wolde, French gaude), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz (forest). More at wold.

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Noun[edit]

weld

  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 join two materials (especially two metals) together by applying heat, pressure and filler, either separately or in any combination.
  2. (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.
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Noun[edit]

weld (plural welds)

  1. The joint made by welding.
  2. The state of being welded.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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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 worthy to welde all your honour and worship"
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • well (chiefly Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German wildi, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

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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

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  • 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]

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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.