- The definition of a welter is a tossing or throwing and dropping, or major confusion.
- An example of a welter is the rise and fall of the stock market.
- An example of a welter is how someone feels after they've had a seizure.
- Welter is defined as to roll around in, or be completely absorbed in or by something.
- An example of welter is a child rolling around in pillow fill.
- An example of welter is a tax preparer being burried in filing taxes just before April 15th.
- to roll about or wallow, as a pig does in mud
- to be deeply involved: to welter in work
- to be soaked, stained, or bathed: to welter in blood
- to tumble and toss about: said as of the sea
Origin: Middle English weltren from Middle Dutch welteren, frequentative formation akin to Old English wealtan, to roll, boil up: for Indo-European base see well
- a tossing and tumbling, as of waves
- a confusion; turmoil
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- A confused mass; a jumble: a welter of papers and magazines.
- Confusion; turmoil.
- To wallow, roll, or toss about, as in mud or high seas.
- To lie soaked in a liquid.
- To roll and surge, as the sea.
Origin: From Middle English welteren, to toss about, as in high seas, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch, to roll; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.