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meld1

[meld] /mɛld/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to announce and display (a counting combination of cards in the hand) for a score.
noun
2.
the act of melding.
3.
any combination of cards to be melded.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; < German melden to announce; akin to Middle English melden, Old English meldian to make known

meld2

[meld] /mɛld/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to merge; blend.
noun
2.
a blend.
Origin
1935-40; blend of melt1 and weld
Synonyms
1. mix, fuse, combine, consolidate.
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Examples from the web for meld
  • But the original designer's meld of the raw and the refined was inevitably missing.
  • The desire to meld my work and family life is also what brought me to the community college.
  • As hologram and data-transmission technologies improve over the next decade, the rooms will increasingly meld together, he says.
  • There he managed to meld abstraction and antiquity, painting and drawing, lament and reverie.
  • Soft gray and white towels and neutral-toned bath accessories meld with the overall palette.
  • Someday humans and computers will meld to create cyborgs.
  • Other computer programs can meld clips from movies, plays, or ballet.
  • If you can look locally, you get people excited about solutions, which can then meld into a larger thing.
  • Sweet bay shrimp meld perfectly with grilled corn and creamy risotto.
  • We've chosen our favorite houses that meld style with globally conscious living.
British Dictionary definitions for meld

meld1

/mɛld/
verb
1.
(in some card games) to declare or lay down (cards), which then score points
noun
2.
the act of melding
3.
a set of cards for melding
Word Origin
C19: from German melden to announce; related to Old English meldian

meld2

/mɛld/
verb
1.
to blend or become blended; combine
Word Origin
C20: blend of melt + weld1
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Word Origin and History for meld
v.

"to blend together, merge, unite" (intransitive), by 1910, of uncertain origin. OED suggests "perh. a blend of MELT v.1 and WELD v." Said elsewhere to be a verb use of melled "mingled, blended," past participle of dialectal mell "to mingle, mix, combine, blend."

[T]he biplane grew smaller and smaller, the stacatto clatter of the motor became once more a drone which imperceptibly became melded with the waning murmur of country sounds .... ["Aircraft" magazine, October 1910]
But it is perhaps an image from card-playing, where the verb meld is attested by 1907 in a sense of "combine two cards for a score:"
Upon winning a trick, and before drawing from the stock, the player can "meld" certain combinations of cards. [rules for two-hand pinochle in "Hoyle's Games," 1907]
The rise of the general sense of the word in English coincides with the craze for canasta, in which melding figures. The card-playing sense is said to be "apparently" from German melden "make known, announce," from Old High German meldon, from Proto-Germanic *meldojan (cf. Old English meldian "to declare, tell, display, proclaim"), and the notion is of "declaring" the combination of cards. Related: Melded; melding.

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meld in Technology

A concurrent, object-oriented, dataflow, modular and fault-tolerant language! MELD is comparable to SR.
["MELDing Multiple Granularities of Parallelism", G. Kaiser et al, ECOOP '89, pp. 147-166, Cambridge U Press 1989].
(1994-11-11)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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