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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [welt]
    • /wɛlt/
    • /welt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [welt]
    • /wɛlt/

Definitions of welts word

  • noun welts a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip. 1
  • noun welts a blow producing such a ridge or wale. 1
  • noun welts Shoemaking. a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling. a strip, usually of leather, that ornaments a shoe. 1
  • noun welts a strengthening or ornamental finish along a seam, the edge of a garment, etc. 1
  • noun welts a seam in which one edge is cut close to the stitching line and covered by the other edge, which is stitched over it. 1
  • verb with object welts to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip. 1

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Origin of welts

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English welte, walt shoemaker's welt, Old English wælt (thigh) sinew

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Parts of speech for Welts


welts popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for welts

noun welts

  • stripes — a strip of magnetic material on which information may be stored, as by an electromagnetic process, for automatic reading, decoding, or recognition by a device that detects magnetic variations on the strip: a credit card with a magnetic strip to prevent counterfeiting.
  • marks — Plural form of mark.
  • bumps — the act of bumping a child
  • contusions — Plural form of contusion.
  • injuries — Plural form of injury.

verb welts

  • canings — Plural form of caning.
  • spanks — to strike (a person, usually a child) with the open hand, a slipper, etc., especially on the buttocks, as in punishment.
  • larrups — Third-person singular simple present indicative form of larrup.

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