meld

To meld is to completely combine or blend two or more things. If you meld breakfast and lunch, you get brunch. If you meld jeans and leggings, you get jeggings.

Books that are told from the perspectives of more than one character meld different narrators into one coherent story, and complicated recipes meld many different ingredients and flavors. When one thing melds into another, it loses its separate characteristics and blends slowly into the new substance. The origin of meld isn't clear, but some experts guess that it's a combination of melt and weld.

Primary Meanings of meld

1.
v
mix together different elements
2.
nv
a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
announce for a score; of cards in a card game
Full Definitions of meld
1

v mix together different elements

Synonyms:
blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, merge, mix
Types:
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gauge
mix in specific proportions
absorb
cause to become one with
melt
lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
blend in, mix in
cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
accrete
grow together (of plants and organs)
conjugate
unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
admix
mix or blend
alloy
make an alloy of
syncretise, syncretize
become fused
cut in
mix in with cutting motions
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

v lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually

Synonyms:
melt
Type of:
blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, merge, mix
mix together different elements
2

n a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank

Synonyms:
basket rummy, canasta
Types:
bolivia
a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded
samba
a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers
Type of:
rum, rummy
a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards

v announce for a score; of cards in a card game

Type of:
announce, denote
make known; make an announcement

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