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.

Definitions of meld
  1. verb
    mix together different elements
    synonyms: blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, merge, mix
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    mix in specific proportions
    cause to become one with
    lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    blend in, mix in
    cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
    grow together (of plants and organs)
    unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
    mix or blend
    make an alloy of
    syncretise, syncretize
    become fused
    cut in
    mix in with cutting motions
    type of:
    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  2. verb
    lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    synonyms: melt
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    type of:
    blend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, merge, mix
    mix together different elements
  3. noun
    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
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    a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded
    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
  4. verb
    announce for a score; of cards in a card game
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    type of:
    announce, denote
    make known; make an announcement
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