meld

1 [meld] Cards.
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; < German melden to announce; akin to Middle English melden, Old English meldian to make known

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meld

2 [meld]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to merge; blend.
noun
2.
a blend.

Origin:
1935–40; blend of melt1 and weld


1. mix, fuse, combine, consolidate.
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meld1 (mɛld)
 
vb
1.  (in some card games) to declare or lay down (cards), which then score points
 
n
2.  the act of melding
3.  a set of cards for melding
 
[C19: from German melden to announce; related to Old English meldian]

meld2 (mɛld)
 
vb
to blend or become blended; combine
 
[C20: blend of melt + weld1]

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meld
1939, probably verb use of melled "mingled, blended," pp. of dial. mell "to mingle, blend," from M.E. mellen, from O.Fr. melder, variant of mesler "to mix, mingle" (see meddle). Original reference is to whiskey-making. Related: Melded; melding.
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MELD definition


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)
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Example sentences
But the original designer's meld of the raw and the refined was inevitably
  missing.
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  the rooms will increasingly meld together, he says.
There he managed to meld abstraction and antiquity, painting and drawing,
  lament and reverie.
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