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v. meld·ed, meld·ing, melds
To declare or display (a card or combination of cards in a hand) for inclusion in one's score in various card games, such as pinochle.
To present a meld.
A combination of cards to be declared for a score.
[Probably German melden, to announce, from Middle High German, from Old High German meldōn.]
v. meld·ed, meld·ing, melds
To cause to merge: "a professional position that seemed to meld all his training" (Art Jahnke).
To become merged.
A blend or merger: "a meld of diverse ethnic stocks" (Kenneth L. Woodward).
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(Card Games) (in some card games) to declare or lay down (cards), which then score points
1. (Card Games) the act of melding
2. (Card Games) a set of cards for melding
[C19: from German melden to announce; related to Old English meldian]
to blend or become blended; combine
[C20: blend of melt + weld1]
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1. to announce and display (a counting combination of playing cards) for a score.v.i.
2. to announce and display such a combination of cards.n.
3. the act of melding.
4. any combination of cards to be melded.
[1895–1900; < German melden to announce]
1. to merge; blend.n.
2. a blend.
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Past participle: melded
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|Noun||1.||meld - a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank|
rum, rummy - a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards
bolivia - a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded
samba - a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers
|Verb||1.||meld - announce for a score; of cards in a card game|
|2.||meld - lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"|
|3.||meld - mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"|
change integrity - change in physical make-up
gauge - mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
absorb - cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
meld, melt - lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
mix in, blend in - cause (something) to be mixed with (something else); "At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts"
accrete - grow together (of plants and organs); "After many years the rose bushes grew together"
conjugate - unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
admix - mix or blend; "Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils"
alloy - make an alloy of
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n → Mischprodukt nt, → Kombination f
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