Meld meaning

mĕld
The definition of a meld is a combination of cards shown to other players.

An example of a meld is a display of your cards to win the game and count your score.

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A combination of cards to be declared for a score.
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Meld is defined as to show playing cards, or to combine together.

An example of meld is to show your cards for the win.

An example of meld is for a group of children to get along well.

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To declare or display (a card or combination of cards in a hand) for inclusion in one's score in various card games, such as pinochle.
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To present a meld.
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To cause to merge.
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To become merged.
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A blend or merger.
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(card games) To make known, for a score, that one holds (a card or combination of cards), esp. by putting them face up on the table.
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The act of melding.
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A combination of cards melded or to be melded.
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To blend; merge; unite.
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(US) To combine two similar objects into one.

One can meld copper and zinc together to form brass.

Much as America's motto celebrates melding many into one, South Africa's says that it doesn't matter what you look like "” we can all be proud of our young country. - The New York Times, 26/02/2007

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In card games, especially of the rummy family, to announce or display a combination of cards.
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A combination of cards which is melded.
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Origin of meld

  • Probably German melden to announce from Middle High German from Old High German meldōn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps blend of melt weld

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Possibly a portmanteau of “melt" and “weld"; alternatively, from English “melled" (“blended"), from Old French meller (“to mix").

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably from Dutch melden (“report, announce").

    From Wiktionary