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Definition of the noun weld

What does weld mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: welds

  1. European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America
  2. United States abolitionist (1803-1895)
  3. a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: joint = junction by which parts or objects are joined together
    • more specific terms: spot weld / spot-weld = each of the welds made by welding at a separate point

Alternative definition of the noun weld


  1. A herb (Reseda luteola) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America, used to make a yellow dye; dyer's broom; dyer's rocket; dyer's weed; wild woad.
  2. The yellow coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.
  3. The state of being welded. [rfex, Not sure this is real, but was in MW 1913; couldn't find a cite for "in weld" on b.g.c. through 1913]
  4. The joint made by welding.

Definition of the verb weld

What does weld mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: welded | welding | welds

  1. join together by heating
    • example: weld metal
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient]Herman spliced ropes
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): attach, bind, bond, bundle, concatenate, fasten, fix, glom, graft, moor, package, secure, splice.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: conjoin / join = make contact or come together
    • more specific words:
    • entailment: blend / coalesce / combine / commingle / conflate / flux / fuse / immix / meld / merge / mix = mix together different elements
  2. unite closely or intimately
    • example: Her gratitude welded her to him
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: merge / unify / unite = join or combine


Weld is a town in Franklin County, Maine, United States. The population was 419 at the 2010 census. Set beside Webb Lake and almost surrounded by mountains, Weld is noted for its scenic beauty. It is home to Mount Blue State Park, Camp Kawanhee for Boys, and Camp Lawroweld.


Weld is a musical group.

  • members:
  • albums: "Natural Tools", "Hello Walls", "Christmas EP Family values"


Weld is a fictional character from the 1995 film Evil Ed.


"Weld" is a live album and concert video by Neil Young & Crazy Horse released in 1991, comprising performances recorded on the tour to promote the Ragged Glory album. It was initially released as a limited edition three-disc set entitled Arc-Weld, with the Arc portion being a single disc consisting in its entirety of a sound collage of guitar noise and feedback. Arc has since been released as a separate title.


  1. WELD is an Oldies and Classic rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Fisher, West Virginia, serving the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. WELD is owned and operated by Thunder Associates, LLC.
  2. Weld is a family name.

Phrases with Weld

  1. butt weld
  2. butt-weld
  3. spot weld
  4. spot-weld
  5. Olgania weld
  6. Shipper Weld
  7. species Olgania weld
  8. theodore dwight weld

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Weld

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Google previewRailway Electrical Engineer (1921)

A Weld is a solid union of metallic pieces...

A test weld refers to a sample of welding which has been performed under known conditions and upon which ...

Google previewIrish Trout and Salmon Flies (1999)

by E.J. Malone

Persian berries, bruised and boiled slowly, with a spoonful of turmeric, produces a good yellow; and an ingredient called weld, boiled as before, and adding the alum, is a good dye for yellow — indeed, the weld is the best dye, if care is taken ...

Google previewMeasurement of Residual and Applied Stress Using Neutron Diffraction (1992)

by Michael T. Hutchings, Aaron D. Krawitz

Basically, from a modelling point of view the welding process is quite similar to the heat treatment process; experience shows, however, that plastic flow in the region near the weld is the major origin of the residual stresses, whereas the phase ...

Google previewThe American Farmer's Instructor, Or Practical Agriculturist (1840)

Comprehending the Cultivation of Plants, the Husbandry of the Domestic Animals, and the Economy of the Farm; Together with a Variety of Information which Will be Found Important to the Farmer by Francis S. Wiggins

Weld is a native of the south of Europe, an imperfect biennial, with small fusiform roots, and a leafy stem from one to three feet in height— Loudon. It belongs to the mignonette family — Resedacex; and is sometimes found in earth brought from ...

Google previewIndustrial Maintenance (2013)

by Michael E. Brumbach, Jeffrey A. Clade

The plug weld is a little different because of the fact that it is accomplished by overlapping a piece of metal with a hole in it over another solid piece of metal, then welding the two pieces together through the hole. See Figure 27-8. The slot weld ...

Google previewThe Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting (2012)

by Daniel V. Thompson

Weld is a Reseda, R. luteola, a tall-growing relative of the garden mignonette. It used to be called “dyer's herb" or “fuller's herb." It has a very long history as a yellow dye, a history, indeed, which is even now not over; for welds, as the crop is ...

Google previewHunt's Hand-Book to the Official Catalogues of the Great Exhibition (2011)

An Explanatory Guide to the Natural Productions and Manufactures of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, 1851 by Robert Hunt

Weld is a yellow dye, furnished by a plant indigenous to the British Islands, the Reseda luteola a species of the same genus with the mignionette, but much of it that is used in commerce is imported from abroad. The whole plant is gathered ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Engineering (2014)

A Guide to the Language of Engineering by Ron Hanifan

Weld A localized coalescence of metal wherein coalescence is produced by heating to suitable temperatures, with or without the application of pressure, and with or without the use of filler metal. The filler metal either has a melting point ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States: A-L (2013)

by Bill J. Leonard, Jill Y. Crainshaw

Weld, Theodore Dwight Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895), evangelist, abolitionist, and temperance advocate, was born in Hampton, Connecticut, came of age in New York State, and died in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. From a background of ...

Google previewThe Welding Encyclopedia (1922)

by Louis Burton Mackenzie, Harold Sumner Card, Stuart Plumley, Ted B. Jefferson

Combines eagerly with oxygen and Coefficient of linear expansion is Latent heat of Thermal conductivity Finished Aluminum Weld. 31.33. Electrical conductivity 60.5% that of ' copper for equal volumes, ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

Wau, weld ; of unknown etymology ) , Woold, Dyer's Rocket, Dyer's Weed, or Yellow Weed (Reseda luteola). A plant of the family Reseda- ceae and of the same genus as mignonette (q.v.), a native of waste places in many parts of Europe and ...

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A dirty fire never made a clean weld.
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Scrabble value of W4E1L1D2

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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