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Definition of weld verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    weld

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//weld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//weld//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weld
    BrE BrE//weld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//weld//
     
    he / she / it welds
    BrE BrE//weldz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//weldz//
     
    past simple welded
    BrE BrE//ˈweldɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweldɪd//
     
    past participle welded
    BrE BrE//ˈweldɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweldɪd//
     
    -ing form welding
    BrE BrE//ˈweldɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈweldɪŋ//
     
    Manufacturing
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] to join pieces of metal together by heating their edges and pressing them together weld (something) to weld a broken axle weld A (on) (to B) The car has had a new wing welded on. weld A and B (together) All the parts of the sculpture have to be welded together. See related entries: Manufacturing
  2. 2[transitive] to unite people or things into a strong and effective group weld somebody/something into something They had welded a bunch of untrained recruits into an efficient fighting force. weld something together The crisis helped to weld the party together.
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the sense ‘become united’): alteration (probably influenced by the past participle) of the verb well in the obsolete sense ‘melt or weld heated metal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: weld

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