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Weld

[weld] /wɛld/
noun
1.
Theodore Dwight, 1803–95, U.S. abolitionist leader.
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British Dictionary definitions for theodore d. weld

weld1

/wɛld/
verb
1.
(transitive) to unite (pieces of metal or plastic) together, as by softening with heat and hammering or by fusion
2.
to bring or admit of being brought into close association or union
noun
3.
a joint formed by welding
Derived Forms
weldable, adjective
weldability, noun
welder, weldor, noun
weldless, adjective
Word Origin
C16: variant probably based on past participle of well² in obsolete sense to boil, heat

weld2

/wɛld/
noun
1.
a yellow dye obtained from the plant dyer's rocket
2.
another name for dyer's rocket
Word Origin
C14: from Low German; compare Middle Low German walde, waude, Dutch wouw

Weld

/wɛld/
noun
1.
Sir Frederick Aloysius. 1823–91, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1864–65)
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Word Origin and History for theodore d. weld

weld

v.

1590s, alteration of well (v.) "to boil, rise;" influenced by past participle form welled. Related: Welded; welding.

n.

plant (Resedo luteola) producing yellow dye, late 14c., from Old English *wealde, perhaps a variant of Old English wald "forest" (cf. Middle Low German walde, Middle Dutch woude). Spanish gualda, French gaude are Germanic loan-words.

"joint formed by welding," 1831, from weld (v.).

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