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weld1

Syllabification: weld
Pronunciation: /weld
 
/

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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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)'.

Derivatives

weldability

1
Pronunciation: /ˌweldəˈbilitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • 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

3
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with weld

beheld, eld, geld, held, meld, self-propelled, upheld, withheld

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weld2

Syllabification: weld
Pronunciation: /weld
 
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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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