/wɛlt / (say welt)

1. a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from the stroke of a stick or whip.
2. a stroke of this kind.
3. a strip of leather set in between the edges of the inner sole and upper and the outer sole of a shoe.
4. a strengthening or ornamental finish along a seam, the edge of a garment, etc.
5. a type of seam in which one edge is cut close to the stitching line and covered by the other edge which is stitched over it.
verb (t)
6. to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip.
7. to furnish with a welt or welts.
{Middle English welte, walt; compare Old English wæltan, weltan roll}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Welt- — Welt …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Welt — Welt: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd. we‹r›lt, ahd. weralt »Zeitalter; Welt; Menschengeschlecht«, niederl. wereld, engl. world, schwed. värld »Welt« ist eine alte Zusammensetzung, deren erster Bestandteil das unter ↑ Werwolf behandelte germ. Wort… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • welt — (w[e^]lt), n. [OE. welte, probably fr. W. gwald a hem, a welt, gwaldu to welt or to hem.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as: (a) A small cord covered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welt — may refer to:* Die Welt, a German national newspaper * Wheal (aka Welt), a type of skin lesion * Welt (shoe), a part of a shoe * Welt (album), an album by ohGr * Welt, Germany * Welt (magazine), an online magazine …   Wikipedia

  • Welt — Welt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Welted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Welting}.] To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • welt — /welt/, n. 1. a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip. 2. a blow producing such a ridge or wale. 3. Shoemaking. a. a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and… …   Universalium

  • Welt — Sf std. (8. Jh.), mhd. welt, wer(e)lt, ahd. weralt, andfrk. werold Stammwort. Aus wg. * wira aldō f. Zeitalter, Welt , auch in ae. weorold, afr. warld. Zusammensetzung aus g. * wera Mann, Mensch in gt. wair, anord. verr m., ae. wer, as. wer, ahd …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • Welt — A knit goods term applying to the terminal edges of knitted garments and particularly to stockings. In half hose the welt is usually single, and in ladies stockings the welt is usually double …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

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