weld

To weld is to use intense heat to merge two pieces of metal together. This word refers to other kinds of joining as well. If two companies merge, they’ve been welded.

Have you ever seen someone with a large metal mask and a blowtorch, doing something to pieces of metal? That person — called a welder — was welding, which joins pieces of metal together through heat. Welding is a type of merging, joining, or connecting. The concept also applies to situations that don’t involve metal or flames. You could say a married couple has been welded. This is word for putting things together.

Definitions of weld
  1. noun
    a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together
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    types:
    spot weld, spot-weld
    each of the welds made by welding at a separate point
    type of:
    joint
    junction by which parts or objects are joined together
  2. verb
    join together by heating
    weld metal”
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    types:
    spot-weld, spotweld
    make circular welds
    butt-weld, buttweld
    join by a butt weld
    type of:
    conjoin, join
    make contact or come together
  3. verb
    unite closely or intimately
    “Her gratitude welded her to him”
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    type of:
    merge, unify, unite
    join or combine
  4. noun
    European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America
    synonyms: Reseda luteola, dyer's mignonette, dyer's rocket
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    type of:
    reseda
    any plant of the genus Reseda
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