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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.
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In a city known as one of the biggest melting pots of culture, we are excited to announce the opening of the first Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant in the Middle East in Dubai", said Mike Lester, president of The Melting Pot.
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The ethnic mix in Oakland, like every big city in the US, is a source of diverse amazement and truly places Oakland as one of the melting pots of the world.
A second assumption that seems to underlie Feuerherd's piece is that neighborhood parishes are idyllic melting pots of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic members coming together as the Body of Christ.
According to a study by the Reason Public Policy Institute, older suburbs are maturing into thriving melting pots.
Melting Pots -- which is based on potato wedges -- is a `hand-held' product that is designed to be heated in the microwave (it cooks in 12 minutes from frozen and is eaten straight from the pot.