Butt weld. See under Butt.Scarf weld, a joint made by overlapping, and welding together, the scarfed ends of two pieces.

(Weld"a*ble) a. Capable of being welded.

(Weld"er) n. One who welds, or unites pieces of iron, etc., by welding.

(Weld"er), n.

1. One who welds, or wields. [Obs.]

2. A manager; an actual occupant. [Ireland. Obs.] "The welder . . . who . . . lives miserably." Swift.

Weldon's process
(Wel"don's proc"ess) (Chem.) A process for the recovery or regeneration of manganese dioxide in the manufacture of chlorine, by means of milk of lime and the oxygen of the air; — so called after the inventor.

(Wele) n. [See Weal prosperity.] Prosperity; happiness; well-being; weal. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Wele"ful) a. Producing prosperity or happiness; blessed. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(We"lew) v. t. To welk, or wither. [Obs.]

(Wel"fare`) n. [Well + fare to go, to proceed, to happen.] Well-doing or well-being in any respect; the enjoyment of health and the common blessings of life; exemption from any evil or calamity; prosperity; happiness.

How to study for the people's welfare.

In whose deep eyes
Men read the welfare of the times to come.

(Wel"far`ing), a. Faring well; prosperous; thriving. [Obs.] "A welfaring person." Chaucer.

(Welk) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Welked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Welking.] [OE. welken; cf. D. & G. welken to wither, G. welk withered, OHG. welc moist. See Welkin, and cf. Wilt.] To wither; to fade; also, to decay; to decline; to wane. [Obs.]

When ruddy Phbus 'gins to welk in west.

The church, that before by insensible degrees welked and impaired, now with large steps went down hill decaying.

(Weld), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Welded; p. pr. & vb. n. Welding.] [Probably originally the same word as well to spring up, to gush; perhaps from the Scand.; cf. Sw. välla to weld, uppvälla to boil up, to spring up, Dan. vælde to gush, G. wellen to weld. See Well to spring.]

1. To press or beat into intimate and permanent union, as two pieces of iron when heated almost to fusion.

Very few of the metals, besides iron and platinum. are capable of being welded. Horn and tortoise shell possess this useful property.

2. Fig.: To unite closely or intimately.

Two women faster welded in one love.

(Weld), n. The state of being welded; the joint made by welding.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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