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MELD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does meld mean? 

MELD (noun)
  The noun MELD has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: MELD used as a noun is very rare.


MELD (verb)
  The verb MELD has 3 senses:

1. announce for a score; of cards in a card game
2. lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
3. mix together different elements

  Familiarity information: MELD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MELD (noun)


Sense 1meld [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

basket rummy; canasta; meld

Hypernyms ("meld" is a kind of...):

rum; rummy (a card game based on collecting sets and sequences; the winner is the first to meld all their cards)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "meld"):

bolivia (a form of canasta in which sequences can be melded)

samba (a form of canasta using three decks of cards and six jokers)


MELD (verb)


Sense 1meld [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Announce for a score; of cards in a card game

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "meld" is one way to...):

announce; denote (make known; make an announcement)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2meld [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

meld; melt

Context example:

Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene

Hypernyms (to "meld" is one way to...):

blend; coalesce; combine; commingle; conflate; flux; fuse; immix; meld; merge; mix (mix together different elements)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 3meld [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mix together different elements

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

fuse; conflate; immix; coalesce; mix; commingle; merge; meld; flux; blend; combine

Context example:

The colors blend well

Hypernyms (to "meld" is one way to...):

change integrity (change in physical make-up)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "meld"):

alloy (make an alloy of)

admix (mix or blend)

conjugate (unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds)

accrete (grow together (of plants and organs))

blend in; mix in (cause (something) to be mixed with (something else))

meld; melt (lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually)

absorb (cause to become one with)

gauge (mix in specific proportions)

syncretise; syncretize (become fused)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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