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English noun: weld

1. weld (plant) European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America

Synonymsdyer's mignonette, dyer's rocket, Reseda luteola

Broader (hypernym)reseda

Member meronymgenus Reseda

2. Weld (person) United States abolitionist (1803-1895)

SynonymsTheodore Dwight Weld

Instance hypernymabolitionist, emancipationist

3. weld (artifact) a metal joint formed by softening with heat and fusing or hammering together

Broader (hypernym)joint

Narrower (hyponym)spot weld, spot-weld

English verb: weld

1. weld (contact) join together by heating

SamplesWeld metal.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conjoin, join

Narrower (hyponym)butt-weld, buttweld, spot-weld, spotweld

Entailblend, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix

2. weld (change) unite closely or intimately

SamplesHer gratitude welded her to him.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)merge, unify, unite

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