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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.]
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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
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]
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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]
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Welterconfusion 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.
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Past participle: weltered
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|Noun||1.||welter - 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
|Verb||1.||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"|
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"|
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noun jumble, confusion, muddle, hotchpotch, web, mess, tangle the welter of information available on the internet
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A. N → confusión f, mezcla f confusa, mescolanza f, revoltijo m
in a welter of blood → en un mar de sangre
in a welter of blood → en un mar de sangre
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
welter[ˈwɛltər] n (= large amount) a welter of sth → un fatras de qch
a welter of publicity → un battage médiatique
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