weldable

weld

1 [weld]
verb (used with object)
1.
to unite or fuse (as pieces of metal) by hammering, compressing, or the like, especially after rendering soft or pasty by heat, and sometimes with the addition of fusible material like or unlike the pieces to be united.
2.
to bring into complete union, harmony, agreement, etc.
verb (used without object)
3.
to undergo welding; be capable of being welded: a metal that welds easily.
noun
4.
a welded junction or joint.
5.
the act of welding or the state of being welded.

Origin:
1590–1600; variant of well2 in obsolete sense “to boil, weld”

weldable, adjective
weldability, noun
welder, weldor, noun
weldless, adjective
unweldable, adjective
unwelded, adjective
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weld1 (wɛld)
 
vb
1.  (tr) 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
 
n
3.  a joint formed by welding
 
[C16: variant probably based on past participle of well² in obsolete sense to boil, heat]
 
'weldable1
 
adj
 
welda'bility1
 
n
 
'welder1
 
n
 
'weldor1
 
n
 
'weldless1
 
adj

weld, wold or woald2 (wɛld, wəʊld)
 
n
1.  a yellow dye obtained from the plant dyer's rocket
2.  another name for dyer's rocket
 
[C14: from Low German; compare Middle Low German walde, waude, Dutch wouw]
 
wold, wold or woald2
 
n
 
[C14: from Low German; compare Middle Low German walde, waude, Dutch wouw]
 
woald, wold or woald2
 
n
 
[C14: from Low German; compare Middle Low German walde, waude, Dutch wouw]

Weld (wɛld)
 
n
Sir Frederick Aloysius. 1823--91, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1864--65)

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weld
1599, alteration of well (v.) "to boil, rise;" influenced by pp. form welled. The noun meaning "the joint formed by welding" is recorded from 1831.

weld
plant (Resedo luteola) producing yellow dye, late 14c., from O.E. *wealde, perhaps a variant of O.E. wald "forest" (cf. M.L.G. walde, M.Du. woude). Sp. gualda, Fr. gaude are Gmc. loan-words.
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