WELD, WOLD, n. A plant of the genus Reseda, used by dyers to give a yellow color, and sometimes called dyers weed. It is much cultivated in Kent for the London dyers.
To wield. [Obs.] – Spenser.
WELD, v.t.2 [Sw. välla, to weld; G. wellen, to join; D. wellen, to well, to spring, to soder.]
To unite or hammer into firm union, as two pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.
- To wield.
- An herb (Reseda luteola)
related to mignonette, growing in Europe, and to some extent in America]
dyer's broom; dyer's rocket; dyer's weed; wild woad. It is used by dyers to
give a yellow color.
- To press or beat into intimate and permanent
union, as two pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.
- The state of being welded; the
joint made by welding.
- Coloring matter or dye extracted from this
- Fig.: To unite closely or intimately.