Meaning of solder

sol•der

Pronunciation: (sod'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various alloys fused and applied to the joint between metal objects to unite them without heating the objects to the melting point.
  2. anything that joins or unites: the solder of their common cause.
—v.t.
  1. to join (metal objects) with solder.
  2. to join closely and intimately: two fates inseparably soldered by misfortune.
  3. to mend; repair; patch up.
—v.i.
  1. to unite things with solder.
  2. to become soldered or united; grow together.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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