Welter vs Weller - What's the difference?

welter | weller |

As a noun welter

is welter (boxing class).

As a proper noun weller is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



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 ----




  • (well)
  • * {{quote-book, year=1822, author=Charles and Mary Lamb, title=The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb (Vol. 6), chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Emma is looking weller and handsomer (as you say) than ever. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1913, author=Henry Sydnor Harrison, title=V. V.'s Eyes, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=He forgot the Huns; forgot John the Baptist; forgot even his sick, till one of the weller of them (as we may assume) knocked memorially upon his door.... }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Samuel Hopkins Adams, title=From a Bench in Our Square, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Now we come home he is already weller . }}