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Definition of "meld" []

  • 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. (verb-transitive)
  • To present a meld. (verb-intransitive)
  • A combination of cards to be declared for a score. (noun)
  • To cause to merge: "a professional position that seemed to meld all his training” ( Art Jahnke). (verb-transitive)
  • To become merged. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meld" in a sentence
  • "To meld is to blend together, like the cheese and the grilled onion in a patty meld ..."
  • "I used to believe in meld until people disabused me of the notion."
  • "To meld is also to lay down a set or run in Pinochle."