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meld n : a form of rummy using two decks and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to meld groups of seven of the same rank [syn: canasta, basket rummy]


1 announce for a score; of cards in a card game
2 lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene" [syn: melt]
3 mix together different elements; "The colors blend well" [syn: blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, combine, merge]

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Possibly a portmanteau of “melt” and “weld”; alternatively, from English “melled” (“blended”) < Old French meller (“to mix”).



  1. to combine two similar objects into one
    One can meld copper and zinc together to form brass.
    Much as America's motto celebrates melding many into one, South Africa's says that it doesn't matter what you look like — we can all be proud of our young country. - The New York Times, 26/02/2007


to combine two similar objects into one

Related terms




  1. first-person singular of melden

Extensive Definition

Meld may refer to one of the following:
See also MELD

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