welter


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wel·ter

 (wĕl′tər)
n.
1. A confused mass; a jumble: a welter of papers and magazines.
2. Confusion; turmoil.
intr.v. wel·tered, wel·ter·ing, wel·ters
1. To wallow, roll, or toss about, as in mud or high seas.
2. To lie soaked in a liquid.
3. To roll and surge, as the sea.

[From Middle English welteren, to toss about, as in high seas, from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch, to roll; see wel- in Indo-European roots.]

welter

(ˈwɛltə)
vb (intr)
1. to roll about, writhe, or wallow
2. (esp of the sea) to surge, heave, or toss
3. to lie drenched in a liquid, esp blood
n
4. a rolling motion, as of the sea
5. a confused mass; jumble
[C13: from Middle Low German, Middle Dutch weltern; related to Old High German walzan, welzen to roll]

wel•ter

(ˈwɛl tər)

v.i.
1. to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea.
2. to roll, writhe, or tumble about; wallow (often fol. by about): pigs weltering about in the mud.
3. to lie bathed in or be drenched in something, esp. blood.
4. to become deeply or extensively involved, associated, entangled, etc.: to welter in confusion.
n.
5. a confused mass; a jumble or muddle.
6. a state of commotion, turmoil, or upheaval; tumult.
7. a rolling, tossing, or tumbling about, as or as if by the sea, waves, or wind.
[1250–1300; Middle English, frequentative (see -er6) of welten to roll, Old English weltan; c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch welteren, Middle High German welzern to frequent]

Welter

 confusion or turmoil; a surging or confused mass of material things, persons, animals, etc.
Examples: welter of ruined buildings; of controversies; of miscellaneous exhibits, 1891; of inconsistencies and errors, 1880; of opinions.

welter


Past participle: weltered
Gerund: weltering

Imperative
welter
welter
Present
I welter
you welter
he/she/it welters
we welter
you welter
they welter
Preterite
I weltered
you weltered
he/she/it weltered
we weltered
you weltered
they weltered
Present Continuous
I am weltering
you are weltering
he/she/it is weltering
we are weltering
you are weltering
they are weltering
Present Perfect
I have weltered
you have weltered
he/she/it has weltered
we have weltered
you have weltered
they have weltered
Past Continuous
I was weltering
you were weltering
he/she/it was weltering
we were weltering
you were weltering
they were weltering
Past Perfect
I had weltered
you had weltered
he/she/it had weltered
we had weltered
you had weltered
they had weltered
Future
I will welter
you will welter
he/she/it will welter
we will welter
you will welter
they will welter
Future Perfect
I will have weltered
you will have weltered
he/she/it will have weltered
we will have weltered
you will have weltered
they will have weltered
Future Continuous
I will be weltering
you will be weltering
he/she/it will be weltering
we will be weltering
you will be weltering
they will be weltering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been weltering
you have been weltering
he/she/it has been weltering
we have been weltering
you have been weltering
they have been weltering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been weltering
you will have been weltering
he/she/it will have been weltering
we will have been weltering
you will have been weltering
they will have been weltering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been weltering
you had been weltering
he/she/it had been weltering
we had been weltering
you had been weltering
they had been weltering
Conditional
I would welter
you would welter
he/she/it would welter
we would welter
you would welter
they would welter
Past Conditional
I would have weltered
you would have weltered
he/she/it would have weltered
we would have weltered
you would have weltered
they would have weltered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.welter - a confused multitude of thingswelter - a confused multitude of things  
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
rummage - a jumble of things to be given away
Verb1.welter - toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way; "The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours"
roll over - make a rolling motion or turn; "The dog rolled over"
2.welter - roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"welter - roll around, "pigs were wallowing in the mud"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
3.welter - be immersed in; "welter in work"

welter

noun jumble, confusion, muddle, hotchpotch, web, mess, tangle the welter of information available on the internet

welter

verb
To move about in an indolent or clumsy manner:
Translations

welter

[ˈweltəʳ]
A. Nconfusión f, mezcla f confusa, mescolanza f, revoltijo m
in a welter of blooden un mar de sangre
B. VIrevolcarse
to welter inestar bañado en, bañarse en

welter

[ˈwɛltər] n (= large amount) a welter of sth → un fatras de qch
a welter of publicity → un battage médiatique

welter

nUnzahl f; (of blood, cheers)Meer nt; (of emotions)Sturm m, → Tumult m; (of verbiage)Flut f

welter

[ˈwɛltəʳ] nmassa, mucchio
References in classic literature ?
The last rays of the sun Lit but the tops of trees and mountain-peaks With tarnished glory; and the water's sheen, Once blue and bright, grew lustreless, and soon A welter of red clouds alone betrayed The passing of the sun.
But he, as I learned afterwards, was leaving nothing behind him, except a welter of debts and threats of legal proceedings.
The book is associated especially in my mind with one golden day of Indian summer, when I carried it into the woods with me, and abandoned myself to a welter of emotion over its page.
The flats, their only outlook, hung like an ornate curtain between Margaret and the welter of London.
And what a welter of unseemliness and disorder and stupidity and bad manners
Picture the squalid misery of their brutish existence, dragged on from year to year in the narrow, noisome room where, huddled like vermin in sewers, they welter, and sicken, and sleep; where dirt-grimed children scream and fight and sluttish, shrill-voiced women cuff, and curse, and nag; where the street outside teems with roaring filth and the house around is a bedlam of riot and stench.
In the struggle to breathe he, all unlearned in the ways of the sea, lifted his muzzle high in the air to get out of the suffocating welter.
Beloved mother of Noreen (Tom) Welter and Frank (Sue) Terlep.
Frankie should be a lightwelter but failed to make welter for the Eggington mauling.
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The light duty truck is presently produced in Mexico, United Auto Workers Local 598 Shop Chairman Eric Welter stated that the addition is because truck buyers want a light duty, American-made truck.