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sol·der

 (sŏd′ər)
n.
1. Any of various fusible alloys, usually tin and lead, used to join metallic parts.
2. Something that joins or cements.
v. sol·dered, sol·der·ing, sol·ders
v.tr.
1. To unite or repair (parts, for example) with solder.
2. To join or unite: The agreement soldered the factions into an alliance.
v.intr.
1. To unite or repair something with solder.
2. To be joined or united.

[Middle English soudur, from Old French soudure, soldure, from souder, soulder, to solder, from Latin solidāre, to make solid, from solidus, solid; see solid.]

sol′der·a·ble adj.
sol′der·er n.

solder

(ˈsɒldə; US ˈsɒdər)
n
1. (Metallurgy) an alloy for joining two metal surfaces by melting the alloy so that it forms a thin layer between the surfaces. Soft solders are alloys of lead and tin; brazing solders are alloys of copper and zinc
2. something that joins things together firmly; a bond
vb
(Metallurgy) to join or mend or be joined or mended with or as if with solder
[C14: via Old French from Latin solidāre to strengthen, from solidus solid]
ˈsolderable adj
ˈsolderer n

sol•der

(ˈsɒd ər)

n.
1. any of various alloys fused and applied to the joint between metal objects to unite them without heating the objects to the melting point.
2. anything that joins or unites.
v.t.
3. to join (metal objects) with solder.
4. to join closely and intimately.
v.i.
5. to unite things with solder.
6. to become united.
[1325–75; Middle English soudour (n.) < Old French soudure, soldure, derivative of solder to solder < Latin solidāre to make solid, derivative of solidus solid]
sol′der•a•ble, adj.
sol′der•er, n.

solder

, solid - To solder something is etymologically to make it solid; solid comes from Latin solidus, "solid, whole."
See also related terms for solid.

solder


Past participle: soldered
Gerund: soldering

Imperative
solder
solder
Present
I solder
you solder
he/she/it solders
we solder
you solder
they solder
Preterite
I soldered
you soldered
he/she/it soldered
we soldered
you soldered
they soldered
Present Continuous
I am soldering
you are soldering
he/she/it is soldering
we are soldering
you are soldering
they are soldering
Present Perfect
I have soldered
you have soldered
he/she/it has soldered
we have soldered
you have soldered
they have soldered
Past Continuous
I was soldering
you were soldering
he/she/it was soldering
we were soldering
you were soldering
they were soldering
Past Perfect
I had soldered
you had soldered
he/she/it had soldered
we had soldered
you had soldered
they had soldered
Future
I will solder
you will solder
he/she/it will solder
we will solder
you will solder
they will solder
Future Perfect
I will have soldered
you will have soldered
he/she/it will have soldered
we will have soldered
you will have soldered
they will have soldered
Future Continuous
I will be soldering
you will be soldering
he/she/it will be soldering
we will be soldering
you will be soldering
they will be soldering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soldering
you have been soldering
he/she/it has been soldering
we have been soldering
you have been soldering
they have been soldering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soldering
you will have been soldering
he/she/it will have been soldering
we will have been soldering
you will have been soldering
they will have been soldering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soldering
you had been soldering
he/she/it had been soldering
we had been soldering
you had been soldering
they had been soldering
Conditional
I would solder
you would solder
he/she/it would solder
we would solder
you would solder
they would solder
Past Conditional
I would have soldered
you would have soldered
he/she/it would have soldered
we would have soldered
you would have soldered
they would have soldered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solder - an alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfacessolder - an alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfaces
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
hard solder - solder that contains copper; melts at a relatively high temperature; used for brazing
silver solder - a solder that contains silver
soft solder - solder that melts at a relatively low temperature
Verb1.solder - join or fuse with solder; "solder these two pipes together"
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
dip solder - solder by immersion in a bath of molten solder
soft-solder - repair with soft-solder
braze - solder together by using hard solder with a high melting point
Translations
سَبيكَة لِحاميَلْحِم
letovatpájetpájkapojidlospájet
loddeloddemetal
juottaa
forraszforrasztösszeforraszt
lóîa samanlóîmálmur
lituoklislituotilydmetalis
lodalvalodētpielodēt
spojivo
lehimlehimlemek

solder

[ˈsəʊldəʳ]
A. Nsoldadura f
B. VTsoldar

solder

[ˈsəʊldər]
vtsouder
nsoudure fsoldering iron nfer m à souder

solder

nLötmittel nt, → Lötzinn nt
vtlöten; (= solder together)verlöten; soldered jointLötstelle f

solder

[ˈsəʊldəʳ]
2. vtsaldare
soldering iron → saldatore m (attrezzo)

solder

(ˈsəuldə) , ((American) ˈsodər) noun
melted metal or alloy used to join one piece of metal to another.
verb
to join (two or more pieces of metal) with solder. He soldered the broken wire back on to the transistor; I'd like to learn how to solder.
ˈsoldering-iron noun
a type of tool for providing the heat needed when soldering.
References in classic literature ?
Fill with stewed dried apples; aggravate with cloves, lemon-peel, and slabs of citron; add two portions of New Orleans sugars, then solder on the lid and set in a safe place till it petrifies.
We didn't cook none of the pies in the wash-pan -- afraid the solder would melt; but Uncle Silas he had a noble brass warming-pan which he thought consider- able of, because it belonged to one of his ancesters with a long wooden handle that come over from Eng- land with William the Conqueror in the Mayflower or one of them early ships and was hid away up garret with a lot of other old pots and things that was valuable, not on account of being any account, be- cause they warn't, but on account of them being relicts, you know, and we snaked her out, private, and took her down there, but she failed on the first pies, because we didn't know how, but she come up smiling on the last one.
She is eighteen, and he twenty-two, and they are fairly matched, though some knowing ones, who have all the pedigrees in the world by heart, will have it that the family of the fair Quiteria is better than Camacho's; but no one minds that now-a-days, for wealth can solder a great many flaws.
God alone could solder together a Chevalier de Valois and a du Bousquier.
First he took out a soldering iron and some plumbing solder, and then small oil lamp, which gave out, when lit in a corner of the tomb, gas which burned at a fierce heat with a blue flame, then his operating knives, which he placed to hand, and last a round wooden stake, some two and a half or three inches thick and about three feet long.
James Ryder, upper-attendant at the hotel, gave his evidence to the effect that he had shown Horner up to the dressing-room of the Countess of Morcar upon the day of the robbery in order that he might solder the second bar of the grate, which was loose.
He was a dashing, jovial old solder in his usual mood, but there were occasions on which he seemed to show himself capable of considerable violence and vindictiveness.
And when the tinsmiths came, bringing with them all their tools in baskets, she inquired, "Can you straighten out those dents in the Tin Woodman, and bend him back into shape again, and solder him together where he is broken?
It gave me some trouble, because I had to cut out the bottom first and solder it on again afterwards.
Moreover, there are no mauvais sujets here in the valley; if any come among us by any chance, I send them into the army, where they make excellent solders.
It seems as though solder has flowed "down the drain" and away from the solder joint where it's needed.
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