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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 classic literature ?
The battered silver cans and tankards, I suppose, and silver buckles, and broken spoons, and silver buttons of worn-out coats, and silver hilts of swords that had figured at court,- all such curious old articles were doubtless thrown into the melting-pot together.
'It's all passed safe through the melting-pot,' replied Fagin,
Howards End, Oniton, the Purbeck Downs, the Oderberge, were all survivals, and the melting-pot was being prepared for them.
Exquisite it might be, handsome it was, but so light in the hand that the mere gold of it would scarcely have poured three figures out of melting-pot. And what said Raffles but that he would never melt it at all!
Twenty bellows blew upon the melting-pots, and they blew blasts of every kind, some fierce to help him when he had need of them, and others less strong as Vulcan willed it in the course of his work.
The book's title is especially fitting; prominently examined are manifold cosmologies and deities that guided and differentiated Anatolia's melting-pot civilizations.
After reviewing the varieties of melting-pot ideas being bruited in political circles, she discusses Henry James in the Intellectual Pot-au-feu; James Weldon Johnson's integrationist chameleonism; recollection, reform, and broken time in Willa Cather; and Gertrude Stein and individual anything.
Since none of our ancestors (but Native Americans) were really natives to this land, why not teach about all cultures, learn from all cultures, and welcome people of all cultures to contribute to our blended melting-pot culture?--David Philips
West Side Story addressed melting-pot America with searing honesty and bristling humor, not to mention terrific dancing.
She concludes that "the democratic, melting-pot downtown has been an evolving ideal, not a past accomplished reality from which Americans have strayed.
Is "British" not a melting-pot sort of idea that dematerializes constituents like "Irish"?
Helmut Jahn's Sony Centre in Berlin is a double-shelled building with facades of glass and stainless-steel wire mesh, providing a background for a colourful social melting-pot while reflecting the corporate image of the electronics company.