• Any of various easily-melted alloys, commonly of tin and lead, that are used to mend, coat, or join metal objects, usually small.
  • Figuratively, circumstances or emotions that strongly bond things or persons together in analogy to solder that joins metals.


  • to join items together, or to coat them with solder
  • to join things as if with solder.


Opposite words


  • From Middle English souder, soudere, soudur, from Old French soldure, soudeure, from Old French souder, solder (> Middle English souden), from Latin solidāre, present active infinitive of solidō.

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