Weld is defined as to melt a material with heat and use pressure to join two pieces together.(verb)
An example of weld is using a torch to melt the stem of a candle holder onto a metal base.
The definition of a weld is the result of two things being melted together.(noun)
An example of a weld is the joint made by melting the stem and base of a candle holder together.
See weld in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: altered (with unhistoric -d) < obs. well, to weld < ME wellen, to weld, well, v.
Origin: ME welde, akin to MLowG wolde, MDu wouw
See weld in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb weld·ed, weld·ing, welds verb, transitive
Origin: Alteration (probably influenced by welled, past participle of well1)
Origin: of well1, to weld (obsolete and dialectal).
Origin: Middle English welde.
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