Welter Wel"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Weltered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Weltering}.] [Freq. of OE. walten to roll over, AS. wealtan; akin to LG. weltern, G. walzen to roll, to waltz, sich w["a]lzen to welter, OHG. walzan to roll, Icel. velta, Dan. v[ae]lte, Sw. v["a]ltra, v["a]lta; cf. Goth. waltjan; probably akin to E. wallow, well, v. i. [root]146. See {Well}, v. i., and cf. {Waltz}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To roll, as the body of an animal; to tumble about, especially in anything foul or defiling; to wallow. [1913 Webster]

When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

These wizards welter in wealth's waves. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

He must not float upon his watery bier Unwept, and welter to the parching wind, Without the meed of some melodious tear. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The priests at the altar . . . weltering in their blood. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

2. To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows. ``The weltering waves.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Waves that, hardly weltering, die away. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

Through this blindly weltering sea. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, , / (as waves), (as billows)

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  • Welter — Wel ter, v. t. [Cf. {Wilt}, v. i.] To wither; to wilt. [R.] [1913 Webster] Weltered hearts and blighted . . . memories. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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