Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To join (metals) by applying heat, sometimes with pressure and sometimes with an intermediate or filler metal having a high melting point.
  • intransitive verb To bring into close association or union.
  • intransitive verb To be capable of being welded.
  • noun The union of two metal parts by welding.
  • noun The joint formed by welding.
  • noun The yellow dye obtained from dyer's rocket.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dyer's-weed, Reseda luteola, a scentless species of mignonette, native in southern Europe and naturalized further north.
  • noun A solid union of metallic pieces formed by welding; a welded junction or joint.
  • A Middle English form of wield.
  • To unite or consolidate, as pieces of metal or a metallic powder, by hammering or compression with or without previous softening by heat.
  • Figuratively, to bring into intimate union; make a close joining of: as, to weld together the parts of an argument.
  • To undergo the welding process; be capable of being welded.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To wield.
  • noun (Bot.) An herb (Reseda luteola) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America; dyer's broom; dyer's rocket; dyer's weed; wild woad. It is used by dyers to give a yellow color.
  • noun Coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.
  • transitive verb To press or beat into intimate and permanent union, as two pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.
  • transitive verb Fig.: To unite closely or intimately.
  • noun The state of being welded; the joint made by welding.
  • noun See under Butt.
  • noun a joint made by overlapping, and welding together, the scarfed ends of two pieces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive (obsolete) To wield.
  • noun 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.
  • noun The yellow coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.
  • verb transitive To bind together inseparably; to unite closely or intimately.
  • verb transitive To join two materials (especially two metals) together by applying heat, pressure and filler, either separately or in any combination.
  • noun The state of being welded.
  • noun The joint made by welding.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb unite closely or intimately
  • noun European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America
  • verb join together by heating
  • noun United States abolitionist (1803-1895)
  • noun a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration (probably influenced by welled, past participle of well) of well, to weld (obsolete and dialectal).]

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English welde.]

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From Middle English welde, wolde, from Proto-Germanic *walþō (cf. Dutch wouw, Middle Low German walde, wolde, gaude in French), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz (“forest”). More at wold.

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Alteration of well ("boil, rise"), probably influenced by the past participle, welled

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