Welter vs Mixed - What's the difference?

welter | mixed |

As a noun welter

is welter (boxing class).

As a verb mixed is


As an adjective mixed is

having two or more separate aspects.



Etymology 1

From (etyl), from (etyl). Cognates include (etyl) (m) ((etyl) .


(en noun)
  • general confusion; disorderly mixture; aimless effort; as, a welter of papers and magazines
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • to roll; to wallow
  • (intransitive, sometimes, figurative) to be soaked or steeped in.
  • * Latimer
  • When we welter in pleasures and idleness, then we eat and drink with drunkards.
  • * Spenser
  • These wizards welter in wealth's waves.
  • * Landor
  • the priests at the altar weltering in their blood
  • To rise and fall, as waves; to tumble over, as billows.
  • * Milton
  • the weltering waves
  • * Wordsworth
  • waves that, hardly weltering , die away
  • * Trench
  • through this blindly weltering sea
    Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2


  • Of horsemen, heavyweight; as, a welter race.
  • Derived terms
    * welter-weight

    Etymology 3

    Compare wilt (intransitive verb).


    (en verb)
  • To wither; to wilt.
  • * I. Taylor
  • Weltered hearts and blighted memories.
    English terms with multiple etymologies ----




  • (mix)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having two or more separate aspects.
  • I get a very mixed feeling from this puzzling painting.
  • Not completely pure, tainted or adulterated.
  • My joy was somewhat mixed when my partner said she was pregnant: it's a lot of responsibility.
  • Including both male(s) and female(s).
  • The tennis match was mixed with a boy and a girl on each side.
    ''My son attends a mixed school, my daughter an all-girl grammar school.
  • Stemming from two or more races or breeds
  • ''The benefit dog show has both mixed and single-breed competitions.
    ''Mixed blood can surprisingly produce inherited properties which neither parent showed


    * heterogenous * (not pure) impure


    * unmixed * homogenous

    Derived terms

    * mixed blessing * mixed bud * mixed company * mixed doubles * mixed drink * mixed farming * mixed marriage * mixed message * mixed number