Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 01/16/20 Welter

Welter (verb, noun)
welter [ wel-ter ]


verb (used without object)
1. to roll, toss, or heave, as waves or the sea.
2. to roll, writhe, or tumble about; wallow, as animals (often followed by about): pigs weltering about happily in the mud.
3. to lie bathed in or be drenched in something, especially blood.
4. to become deeply or extensively involved, associated, entangled, etc.: to welter in setbacks, confusion, and despair.

noun
5. a confused mass; a jumble or muddle: a welter of anxious faces.
6. a state of commotion, turmoil, or upheaval: the welter that followed the surprise attack.
7. a rolling, tossing, or tumbling about, as or as if by the sea, waves, or wind: They found the shore through the mighty welter.

WORDS RELATED TO WELTER
jumble, turmoil, tumble, toss, grovel, uproar, confusion, overturn, roll

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6. confusion, tumult.

Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English, frequentative (see -er) of welten to roll, Old English weltan; cognate with Middle Dutch welteren, Low German weltern to roll

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Welter (noun, adjective)
welter [ wel-ter ]


noun
1. Informal. a welterweight boxer or wrestler.

adjective
2. (of a steeplechase or hurdle race) pertaining to, or noting a race in which the horses bear welterweights.

Origin: First recorded in 1785–95; welt + -er

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