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Weal

Wealth is the abundance of valuable resources or material possessions. The word wealth is derived from the old English weal, which is from an Indo-European word stem.

weal n : a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions [syn: {wale}, {welt}, {wheal}]

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "weal": Easy Street, affluence, bed of roses, birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, bulla, check, cicatrix, clover, comedo, comfort, crack, crater, craze, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, ease, easy circumstances, fault, felicity, flaw, fleshpots, freckle, gracious life, gracious living, happiness, hemangioma, hickey, keloid, kink, lap of luxury, lentigo, life of ease, loaves and fishes, luxury, milium, mole, needle scar, nevus, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, prosperity, prosperousness, pustule, rift, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, security, split, strawberry mark, sty, success, the affluent life, the good life, thriving condition, track, twist, upward mobility, velvet, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, wart, wealth, welfare, well-being, welt, wen, whelk, whelp, whitehead

Weal \Weal\, v. t. To promote the weal of; to cause to be prosperous. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Weal \Weal\, n. [OE. wele, AS. wela, weola, wealth, from wel well. See {Well}, adv., and cf. {Wealth}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sound, healthy, or prosperous state of a person or thing; prosperity; happiness; welfare. [1913 Webster] God . . . grant you wele and prosperity. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] As we love the weal of our souls and bodies. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] To him linked in weal or woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Never was there a time when it more concerned the public weal that the character of the Parliament should stand high. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. The body politic; the state; common wealth. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The special watchmen of our English weal. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Weal \Weal\, v. t. To mark with stripes. See {Wale}. [1913 Webster]

Weal \Weal\, n. The mark of a stripe. See {Wale}. [1913 Webster]

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Welterweight is a weight class division in combat sports. Originally the term "welterweight" was used only in boxing, but other combat sports like kickboxing, taekwondo and mixed martial arts also use it for their own weight division system.

welt n 1: a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions [syn: {wale}, {weal}, {wheal}] 2: a raised or strengthened seam v 1: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: {flog}, {whip}, {lather}, {lash}, {slash}, {strap}, {trounce}] 2: put a welt on; "welt the shoes"

196 Moby Thesaurus words for "welt": abscess, aposteme, bash, bat, beading, bed sore, belt, bilge, binding, birthmark, blackhead, blain, bleb, blemish, blister, blob, boil, bop, bordering, bordure, boss, bow, bubble, bubo, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, bunion, burl, button, cahot, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, check, chilblain, chine, cicatrix, clump, cold sore, comedo, condyle, convex, crack, crater, craze, defacement, defect, deformation, deformity, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, dowel, dress down, ear, edging, eschar, fault, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fimbria, fimbriation, fistula, flange, flap, flaw, flax, flounce, freckle, frill, frilling, fringe, furbelow, furuncle, furunculus, gall, galloon, gathering, give a dressing-down, gnarl, gumboil, handle, hem, hemangioma, hemorrhoids, hickey, hide, hill, hump, hunch, jog, joggle, keloid, kibe, kink, knob, knot, knur, knurl, larrup, lather, leather, lentigo, lesion, lick, lip, list, loop, lump, milium, mole, motif, mountain, needle scar, nevus, nub, nubbin, nubble, paddle, papilloma, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, peg, petechia, piles, pimple, pit, pock, pockmark, polyp, port-wine mark, port-wine stain, pound, pustule, rib, ridge, rift, ring, rising, ruffle, scab, scar, scratch, sebaceous cyst, selvage, shoulder, skirting, smack, smash, soft chancre, sore, spine, split, stigma, strawberry mark, stud, sty, style, suppuration, swelling, tab, tan, track, trim, trimming, tubercle, tubercule, twist, ulcer, ulceration, valance, verruca, vesicle, wale, wallop, warp, wart, weal, wen, whack, whale, wheal, whelk, whelp, whitehead, whitlow, wound

Welt \Welt\, v. t. To wilt. [R.] [1913 Webster]

welt \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 with cloth and sewed on a seam or border to strengthen it; an edge of cloth folded on itself, usually over a cord, and sewed down. (b) A hem, border, or fringe. [Obs.] (c) In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around a shoe, between the upper leather and sole. (d) In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint. (e) In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it. (f) In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends. [1913 Webster] 3. A raised ridge on the surface of the skin, produced by a blow, as from a stick or whip; a wale; a weal; as, to raise welts on the back with a whip. Syn: wale; weal; wheal. [PJC] 4. A blow that produces a welt[3]. [PJC] {Welt joint}, a joint, as of plates, made with a welt, instead of by overlapping the edges. See {Weld}, n., 1 (d) . [1913 Webster]

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]

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  • weal: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • weal: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • weal: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • weal: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • weal: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • weal: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • welt: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • welt: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • welt: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • welt: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • welt: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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