• WordNet 3.6
    • v solder join or fuse with solder "solder these two pipes together"
    • n solder an alloy (usually of lead and tin) used when melted to join two metal surfaces
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Solder A metal or metallic alloy used when melted for uniting adjacent metallic edges or surfaces; a metallic cement.
    • Solder To mend; to patch up. "To solder up a broken cause."
    • Solder To unite (metallic surfaces or edges) by the intervention of a more fusible metal or metallic alloy applied when melted; to join by means of metallic cement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n solder A fusible alloy used for joining or binding together metal surfaces or joints, as the edges of tin cans, jewelry, and kitchen utensils. Being melted on each surface, the solder, partly hy chemical attraction and partly by cohesive force, binds them together. After cleaning the edges to be joined, the workman applies a solution of zinc in hydrochloric acid and also powdered rosin to the cleaned surfaces; then he touches the heated soldering-iron to the rosin, and holding the solder-bar and iron over the parts to be joined melts off little drops of solder at intervals along the margins, and runs all together with the hot iron. There are many of these alloys, as soft solder used for tinware, hard solder for brass and iron, gold solder, silver solder, spelter solder, plumbers' solder, etc. Every kind is used at its own melting-point, which must always be lower than that of the metals to be united, soft solders being the most fusible.
    • n solder Hence Figuratively, that which unites in any way.
    • n solder Gross fiattery or fulsome praise, particularly when used for selfish aims.
    • solder To unite by a metallic cement; join by a metallic substance in a state of fusion, which hardens in cooling, and renders the joint solid.
    • solder Figuratively, to close up or unite firmly by any means.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Solder sod′ėr or sol′dėr to unite two metallic surfaces by a fusible metallic cement: to cement
    • n Solder a fusible alloy for uniting metals
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  • Proverb
    “Broken friendships can be soldered, but never sound.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Formerly soder,; F. soudure, OF. soudeure, fr. OF. & F. souder, to solder, L. solidare, to fasten, to make solid. See Solid, and cf. Sawder


In literature:

Here in England he could not solder such hostilities.
"The Lady of Loyalty House" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
It is the place where Nature soldered the broken pieces together.
"Forest Neighbors" by William Davenport Hulbert
Then, laying aside the file, and grasping the bar, he wrenched it out of the solderings.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
He's a bit odd and says little; but he can solder a broken pot or mend a machine with the best.
"Seven Miles to Arden" by Ruth Sawyer
The wires leading to the coil may be soldered to the handles.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
We've got to solder this thing.
"The Campfire Girls of Roselawn" by Margaret Penrose
What should I do with solder?
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Be able to replace fuses and to properly splice, solder, and tape rubber-covered wires.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
The corner joints are soldered and then a tin lid is soldered in place.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
This alloy is that generally known by the name of solder.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
But there's Watty Solder, the gasfitter, who failed the other day.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
So, do not expect from me anything like the consistency with which the majority of mankind solder and shape their life.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Amateurs sometimes attempt to make connections by the use of a soldering iron and solder.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The red-headed man nodded and took the soldering iron in hand.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
Such articles, even, as bread, dried vegetables, etc., etc., were soldered down in tins as a protection against damp.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The vane had just been fixed, and the stone was splashed with the oozing solder.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
I'm sorry that it wasn't a soldered joint that failed.
"The Trouble with Telstar" by John Berryman
It leaked mightily as did the soldered seams on the hand-formed pipe.
"The Ethical Engineer" by Henry Maxwell Dempsey
Take out the cans, drop solder on the opening, and all will be air-tight.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
In some of the cirri, several of the basal segments are soldered together.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin

In poetry:

A rough ill-soldered scar in haste
He rubbed on his cheek-bone.
- Our policy the man shall taste;
Our mercy shall be shown.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
And let it be solder'd closely down
Strong as strong can be I implore,
And put it in a patent coffin,
That I may rise no more.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
They had it solder'd closely down
And examined it o'er and o'er,
And they put it in a patent coffin
That he might rise no more.
"The Surgeon's Warning" by Robert Southey
And now, Sir, we come to armoury;
Here's the tin pants of Dick Cocur de Lion.
Just imagine the job that his old woman had
Putting patches on with soldering iron.
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee
"Bore no marks now of Launcelot's bitter sword,
Being by embalmers deftly solder'd up;
So still it seem'd the face of a great lord,
Being mended as a craftsman mends a cup.
"King Arthur's Tomb" by William Morris
Gray hair, that lies so thin and prim
On either side the sunken brows!
And soldered eyes, so deep and dim,
No word of man could now arouse!
And hollow hands, so virgin slim,
Forever clasped in silent vows!
"A Maid Who Died Old" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Offensive tackle Nate Solder just held a conference call with reporters here at Gillette Stadium (above, watch video of Mike Tirico's interview with Solder after he was picked).
Solder watched draft at his parents' Bed & Breakfast.
With the 22nd pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the Indianapolis Colts select Nate Solder , tackle, Colorado.
On each side, two induction soldering heads equipped with the In-Sight 5100 intelligent vision system move over the work areas.
Twenty tips available to meet all soldering needs.
Berkeley Lab Researchers Ink Nanostructures with Tiny ' Soldering Iron.
Most hobby-grade solder is infused with flux—as substance that improves the flow of melting solder .
SchmartBoards' uses a 'EZ' technology to hand solder devices in surface mount packages.
The solder mask and the electronic pads.
The Antex MLXS 12 Auto Repair Kit includes a standard tip, 25-watt, battery-powered soldering iron, a supply of solder , instructions and a vinyl storage pouch.
This company introduces the LS-100 system for selective soldering and rework of all types of components.
Berkeley Lab Researchers Ink Nanostructures with Tiny ' Soldering Iron .
I've heard of it being done with a soldering iron , and even plastic rods.
The Antex MLXS 12 Auto Repair Kit includes a standard tip, 25-watt, battery-powered soldering iron , a supply of solder, instructions and a vinyl storage pouch.
Patriots' Nate Solder is soldiering on.

In science:

The large ma jority of these are due to bad soldering or subsequent broken connection. A detailed study of SiPM performance over two years of operation (’07-’08) reveals that this number has been very stable during operation.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
The PCBs are linked electrically by micro-soldering or (next generation) using special low-profile connectors.
Progress towards a Technological Prototype for a Semi-Digital Hadron Calorimeter based on Glass RPCs
The fabrication proceeds first with soldering the ASICs and protections to the PCB.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee, April 2011
No gluing nor soldering is required during the assembly procedure and the detector is produced without the need to place any spacers in the active area, in the gaps between the foils.
Construction and Performance of Large-Area Triple-GEM Prototypes for Future Upgrades of the CMS Forward Muon System
The 16 PMTs, as an integrated unit, are soldered on a high voltage board (HVB) that distributes a negative high voltage to all cathodes and dynodes of the PMTs.
Properties and Performance of Two Wide Field of View Cherenkov/Fluorescence Telescope Array Prototypes
The bias grid and dots, and the solder bumps can be seen on the left and right of the sketch.
Prototype ATLAS IBL Modules using the FE-I4A Front-End Readout Chip
When the bias voltage is decreased, the effect also develops on the solder bump side.
Prototype ATLAS IBL Modules using the FE-I4A Front-End Readout Chip
The three slabs which form a 1 m2 layer are soldered together using a special connector to form one flat electronics board having the same grounding reference.
Calorimetry for Lepton Collider Experiments - CALICE results and activities
If e is nondegenerate, the latter equation implies that dAe = 0, i.e., the soldering form is flat, which means that the connection on T M corresponding to A via the isomorphism e is torsion-free, hence equal to the Levi-Civita connection of g .
Knots and Quantum Gravity: Progress and Prospects
The transition from the affine symmetry groups of two dimensional supergravity theories to the nonlinear QSCA’s with an internal Virasoro algebra is achieved via Polyakov’s soldering procedure that replaces their affine S l(2, R) symmetry with the Virasoro symmetry .
Real forms of nonlinear superconformal and quasi-superconformal algebras and their unified realization
Fy This paper presents a simple derivation of the Einstein-Maxwell field equations from the 2nd ordinary exterior differential of a precursor to the soldering form for n-dimensional differentiable manifolds M having a general linear connection and in 5-dimensional general relativity in particular.
A Simple Derivation of the Einstein-Maxwell Field Equations from the 2nd Ordinary Exterior Differential of a Precursor to the Soldering Form
The soldering form in (2.1.40) provides an isomorphism between the three-real-dimensional tangent space at each point of Σ, and the three-real-dimensional vector space of 2 × 2 trace-free Hermitian matrices.
Complex Geometry of Nature and General Relativity
The torsion two-form T is then defined as T ≡ dθ + ω ∧ θ , where θ is the soldering form and ω is a connection one-form on L(M ).
Complex Geometry of Nature and General Relativity
Cartan connection (this second fundamental form is also called the soldering form).
Projective Geometry I: Principles and Properties
Very small or zero capacitance is a clear indication of a broken solder joint.
The BABAR Muon System Upgrade