And like me, did you “learn” the meaning from the Vulcan mind-meld? (Continuing a discussion with Michelle from comments to an earlier post.) I have to say, I did “learn” the word by hearing its repeated use on Star Trek. To meld, so far as I’ve ever been concerned, means … whatever it is that Spock did with his mind. Feel free, Oh Ye Prescriptivists, to correct me in the comments.