A red bump, ridge or swelling of unbroken skin raised by a stinging blow or by an allergic reaction to foods, drugs or insect bites, as in hives (urticaria). The word "welt" has a number of nonmedical but related meanings including: in sewing, an edge of cloth folded on itself, often over a cord, and sewed down; and in shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around the shoe between the upper leather and sole.
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SYN: wheal. [O.E. waelt]

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welt 'welt n a ridge or lump raised on the body usu. by a blow

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(welt) wheal.

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  • Welt- — Welt …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Welt — Welt: Das altgerm. Substantiv mhd. we‹r›lt, ahd. weralt »Zeitalter; Welt; Menschengeschlecht«, niederl. wereld, engl. world, schwed. värld »Welt« ist eine alte Zusammensetzung, deren erster Bestandteil das unter ↑ Werwolf behandelte germ. Wort… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • welt — (w[e^]lt), n. [OE. welte, probably fr. W. gwald a hem, a welt, gwaldu to welt or to hem.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as: (a) A small cord covered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welt — may refer to:* Die Welt, a German national newspaper * Wheal (aka Welt), a type of skin lesion * Welt (shoe), a part of a shoe * Welt (album), an album by ohGr * Welt, Germany * Welt (magazine), an online magazine …   Wikipedia

  • Welt — Welt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Welted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Welting}.] To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welt [1] — Welt, 1) (Mundus, Universum, Universitas rerum), der Inbegriff alles dessen, was ist u. geschieht, als Ganzes betrachtet, das Weltall. Das Weltall besteht aus sämmtlichen Fixsternen, den Planeten nebst ihren Trabanten u. den Kometen, u. heißt mit …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • welt — /welt/, n. 1. a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip. 2. a blow producing such a ridge or wale. 3. Shoemaking. a. a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and… …   Universalium

  • Welt — Sf std. (8. Jh.), mhd. welt, wer(e)lt, ahd. weralt, andfrk. werold Stammwort. Aus wg. * wira aldō f. Zeitalter, Welt , auch in ae. weorold, afr. warld. Zusammensetzung aus g. * wera Mann, Mensch in gt. wair, anord. verr m., ae. wer, as. wer, ahd …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Welt — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Auch: • Erde Bsp.: • Er ging auf Weltreise. • Es ist wirklich das größte Kaufhaus der Welt. • Ich frage ihn, was um alles in der Welt er tue. • Ist er der Beste Fußballer der Welt? …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • welt — [welt] n. [ME welte, prob. akin to OE wealtan, to roll: for IE base see WALK] 1. a strip of leather stitched into the seam between the sole and upper of a shoe to strengthen the joining 2. a strip of material, often folded over a cord, placed at… …   English World dictionary

  • Welt — Welt, v. t. To wilt. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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