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[ meld ]SEE DEFINITION OF meld

Synonyms for meld

  • fuse
  • merge
  • mingle
  • amalgamate
  • associate
  • compound
  • dissolve
  • interface
  • intermingle
  • marry
  • mix
  • unite
  • feather in
  • interblend
  • interfuse
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Antonyms for meld

  • divide
  • separate
  • disconnect
  • dissociate
  • divorce
  • sever
  • unmix
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MELD

When the cards were dealt, it fell the dog's turn to meld first.

He had been interrupted with a meld of a hundred and twenty.

I told you before lots of times, if you got the extra ten, get rid of your meld first.

An censes inveniri posse Lugdun, Meld, aut alibi in Galliis qui nos ad hc juvare velint.

When you look at the wall paper does your brain do a sort of loop-the-loop and cause you to meld 100 aces or double pinochle?

I fear my recollection may meld one or two visits that occurred in March.

WORD ORIGIN

"to blend together, merge, unite" (intransitive), by 1910, of uncertain origin. OED suggests "perh. a blend of MELT v.1 and WELD v." Said elsewhere to be a verb use of melled "mingled, blended," past participle of dialectal mell "to mingle, mix, combine, blend."

But it is perhaps an image from card-playing, where the verb meld is attested by 1907 in a sense of "combine two cards for a score:"

The rise of the general sense of the word in English coincides with the craze for canasta, in which melding figures. The card-playing sense is said to be "apparently" from German melden "make known, announce," from Old High German meldon, from Proto-Germanic *meldojan (cf. Old English meldian "to declare, tell, display, proclaim"), and the notion is of "declaring" the combination of cards. Related: Melded; melding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MELD

amalgamate

verbblend
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