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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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  • The list of melds and their scores are listed in the table above.
British Dictionary definitions for melds

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 melds
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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