Welter meaning

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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.

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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.

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A confused mass; a jumble.

A welter of papers and magazines.

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Confusion; turmoil.
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To wallow, roll, or toss about, as in mud or high seas.
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To lie soaked in a liquid.
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To roll and surge, as the sea.
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To be soaked, stained, or bathed.

To welter in blood.

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To tumble and toss about.
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A tossing and tumbling, as of waves.
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A confusion; turmoil.
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General confusion; disorderly mixture; aimless effort; as, a welter of papers and magazines.
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(intransitive) To roll; to wallow.
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(intransitive, sometimes figuratively) To be soaked or steeped in.
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To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.
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Of horsemen, heavyweight; as, a welter race.
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To wither; to wilt.
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Origin of welter

  • From Middle English welteren to toss about, as in high seas from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch to roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle Low German, from Proto-Germanic. Cognates include Old Norse velta (Danish vælte), German wälzen, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌻𐍄𐌾𐌰𐌽 (waltjan). Akin to wallow, Gothic 𐍅𐌰𐌻𐍅𐌾𐌰𐌽 (walwjan) and Latin volvere.
    From Wiktionary
  • Compare wilt (intransitive verb).
    From Wiktionary