melting pot


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melting pot

n.
1. A container in which a substance is melted.
2. A place or society in which immigrants of different cultures or races form a single culture.

melting pot

n
1. a pot in which metals or other substances are melted, esp in order to mix them
2. an area in which many races, ideas, etc, are mixed

melt′ing pot`


n.
1. a container in which metals or other substances are heated until they fuse.
2. a country, locality, or situation in which a blending of races, peoples, or cultures takes place.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.melting pot - an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilatedmelting pot - an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
2.melting pot - a vessel made of material that does not melt easilymelting pot - a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
Translations
بوتَقَه
kde dochází k míchání národůkulturmístoras
smeltedigel
melting pot
miesto miešania
kaynaşma yuvası

melting pot

n (fig) → crogiolo
to be in the melting pot → essere ancora in discussione

melt

(melt) verb
to (cause to) become soft or liquid, or to lose shape, usually by heating / being heated. The ice has melted; My heart melted when I saw how sorry he was.
ˈmeltdown noun
the melting of the radioactive material in a nuclear reactor as a result of the failure of the cooling system.
ˈmelting-point noun
the temperature at which a given solid melts. The melting-point of ice is 0 centigrade.
ˈmelting pot noun
a place where different peoples, races, cultures etc blend. The United States is often described as a melting pot.
References in periodicals archive ?
The study also reveals that older suburban areas may be replacing inner cities as the melting pot of American society.
Indeed, this ancient art is making a strong comeback of late: From the patchwork screens of CNN to the parceled urbanism of New York and Marseilles, from models for the structure of genes to the covers of magazines, or by way of the fragmented and kaleidoscopic narratives of today's novels, the mosaic has imposed itself as a form that structures our world, superseding such old models as the melting pot, the Deleuzian rhizome, and the network.
Gerald Gordon, vice chairman of the forum and president and CEO of the Fairfax County, Virginia, Economic Development Authority, says, "Our county has become the new melting pot for business men and women from all backgrounds.
At the same time, many of the melting pot metros saw drops in the white suburban population during the 1990s.
Add the fact that these guys make up one completely cosmopolitan motley crew--Molko is a bisexual American; bassist Stefan Olsdal, a gay Swede; and drummer Steve Hewitt, a heterosexual Brit--and you have what Molko has called "an extremely interesting melting pot of emotions.
Thus, the great melting pot subsumed cultures of origin and created an American identity that was tied to one of three religions: Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish.
America's melting pot may soon be a thing of the past, according to a report by the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA), titled "Demographics 2010: America's Changing Face and Its Impact on Retailing," which was based on an industry issues roundtable at PLMA's Annual Washington Conference.
The role of factory as community organizer and melting pot came about not because of state mandate but rather as a practical result of the needs of industry and workers alike.
The workplace today has become a melting pot of diversity that enriches the business environment by bringing together individuals with different ideas, enabling companies to offer clients better products and services.
The new results suggest, however, that the collision is creating a melting pot where the lines between India and Asia blur.
While once considered a melting pot where immigrants assimilated with the population, the United States has become a country where people of many different ethnic origins proudly retain their native language and culture.
America is a melting pot of different races, religions, and nationalities.