There are 2 definitions of weld in English:

weld1

Syllabification: weld
Pronunciation: /weld
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Join together (metal pieces or parts) by heating the surfaces to the point of melting using a blowtorch, electric arc, or other means, and uniting them by pressing, hammering, etc.: the truck had spikes welded to the back
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    • The two metals are welded together under heat and pressure.
    • The artist was seen welding bits of metal together.
    • Accordingly, the bottom of the bucket is cut out and replaced with new steel plate, welding it into position.
    Synonyms
    fuse, bond, stick, join, attach, seal, splice, melt, solder, cement
  • 1.1Forge (an article) by welding.
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    • He rushed into the kitchen where a metal coat rack, which was a piece given to Nick from a friend who welded marvelous art pieces, stood.
    • It could take a while, because it takes a long time to weld together a hundred trailer homes.
  • 1.2Unite (pieces of plastic or other material) by melting or softening of surfaces in contact.
  • 2Cause to combine and form a harmonious or effective whole: his efforts to weld together the religious parties ran into trouble
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    • It was, however, in the second act, when Mr Luscombe welded his somewhat disparate cast into a coherent and effective whole, that his skill as a director became apparent.
    • The effect was to weld moral and political science into a new social science.
    • The director's vision must embrace myth and reality, welding them into a seamless whole.

noun

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  • A welded joint.
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    • This process is quite common for making welds for making watertight joints for tanks, etc.
    • Resistance welding is used to join titanium and titanium alloy sheet by either spot welds or continuous seam welds.
    • The weaker parts generally tend to be the welds, particularly at flange joints.

Derivatives

weldability

Pronunciation: /ˌweldəˈbilitē/
noun
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  • Total cost of making a casting is affected by required heat treatment and by weldability and machinability.
  • Applications are becoming increasingly apparent where weldability is not a primary requirement.
  • Furthermore, the steels have a low carbon content, which improves the weldability and reduces stresses arising from transformation.

weldable

adjective
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  • The coatings are weldable and impervious to automotive and hydraulic fluids.
  • Heat treatable aluminum alloys that can be welded effectively are being developed as weldable armor, making it possible to employ more forged and extruded armor components.
  • Repairs by welding are limited to steels having known weldable quality.

welder

noun
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  • The company asks its chainsaw operators and welders to wear them.
  • Inside was a machine shop, welders, and engine hoists, mechanical arms, conveyor belts and a whole pile of things I didn't know.
  • The first group consisted of 102 welders employed in welding plants located at Hyderabad, India.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'become united'): alteration (probably influenced by the past participle) of well2 in the obsolete sense 'melt or weld (heated metal)'.

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There are 2 definitions of weld in English:

weld2

Syllabification: weld
Pronunciation: /
 
weld/

noun

  • 1A widely distributed plant related to mignonette, yielding a yellow dye.
    • Reseda luteola, family Resedaceae
  • 1.1The yellow dye made from the weld plant, which has been used since Neolithic times and was a popular color for Roman wedding garments.

Origin

late Middle English: related to Dutch wouw, perhaps also to wold.

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