Definition of Welter

1. Noun. A confused multitude of things.

Exact synonyms: Clutter, Fuddle, Jumble, Mare's Nest, Muddle, Smother
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Disorderliness
Specialized synonyms: Rummage
Derivative terms: Clutter, Jumble, Jumble, Jumble, Muddle

2. Verb. Toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way. "The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours"
Generic synonyms: Roll Over

3. Verb. Roll around,. "Pigs were wallowing in the mud"
Exact synonyms: Wallow
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Wallow, Wallow

4. Verb. Be immersed in. "Welter in work"

Definition of Welter

1. v. i. To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow.

2. v. t. To wither; to wilt.

3. a. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting; as, a welter race; the welter stakes.

4. n. That in which any person or thing welters, or wallows; filth; mire; slough.

5. v. i. To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow.

6. v. t. To wither; to wilt.

7. a. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the most heavily weighted race in a meeting; as, a welter race; the welter stakes.

8. n. That in which any person or thing welters, or wallows; filth; mire; slough.

Definition of Welter

1. Noun. general confusion; disorderly mixture; aimless effort; as, a welter of papers and magazines ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) to roll; to wallow ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to be soaked or steeped in; as, to welter in one’s own blood ¹

4. Adjective. Of horsemen, heavyweight; as, a welter race. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Welter

1. to roll about [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Welter

1. To wither; to wilt. "Weltered hearts and blighted . . . Memories." (I. Taylor) Origin: Cf. Wilt. 1. To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow. "When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards." (Latimer) "These wizards welter in wealth's waves." (Spenser) "He must not float upon his watery bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear." (Milton) "The priests at the altar . . . Weltering in their blood." (Landor) 2. To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows. "The weltering waves." "Waves that, hardly weltering, die away." (Wordsworth) "Through this blindly weltering sea." (Trench) Origin: Freq. Of OE. Walten to roll over, AS. Wealtan; akin to LG. Weltern, G. Walzen to roll, to waltz, sich walzen to welter, OHG. Walzan to roll, Icel. Velta, Dan. Vaelte, Sw. Valtra, valta; cf. Goth. Waltjan; probably akin to E. Wallow, well, v. I. See Well, and cf. Waltz. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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