See also: Weld and Wëld

EnglishEdit

 
Reseda luteola
 
A person welding

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English welde, wolde, from Old English *wielde, *weald, from Proto-Germanic *walþijō, *walþō (compare Dutch wouw, Middle Low German walde, wolde, French gaude), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz (forest). More at wold.

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NounEdit

weld

  1. A herb (Reseda luteola) related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America, used to make a yellow dye.
  2. The yellow coloring matter or dye extracted from this plant.
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Etymology 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

weld (third-person singular simple present welds, present participle welding, simple past and past participle welded)

  1. (transitive) To join two materials (especially two metals) together by applying heat, pressure and filler, either separately or in any combination.
  2. (transitive) To bind together inseparably; to unite closely or intimately.
    • 1847: Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess
      Now should men see / Two women faster welded in one love / Than pairs of wedlock.
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NounEdit

weld (plural welds)

  1. The joint made by welding.
  2. The state of being welded.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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Etymology 3Edit

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VerbEdit

weld (third-person singular simple present welds, present participle welding, simple past and past participle welded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To wield.
    • 1485: Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur, p. 168 line 2 (Sommer edition)
      [Arthur says to a wicked giant] "he that alle the world weldeth gyue the ſorte lyf & ſameful dethe" ("He who wields all the world gives thee short life and shameful death")
    • 1485: Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte D'Arthur, p. 172 line 2 (Sommer edition)
      [Arthur says to conquering knights] "ye be worthy to welde all your honour and worship"
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)

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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • well (chiefly Moselle Franconian)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German wildi, from Proto-Germanic *wilþijaz.

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AdjectiveEdit

weld (masculine welde or welle, feminine weld or well, comparative welder or weller, superlative et weldste)

  1. (chiefly Ripuarian) wild

Usage notesEdit

  • The traditional inflected forms are those with -ll- in all dialects. Those with -ld- are now predominant, however, in many dialects under standard German influence.

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

weld

  1. Soft mutation of gweld (to see).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gweld weld ngweld unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.