verb (used without object), melt·ed, melt·ed or mol·ten, melt·ing.
verb (used with object), melt·ed, melt·ed or mol·ten, melt·ing.
Origin of melt1
SYNONYMS FOR melt
Examples from the Web for melting
Alastair Sim had jowls like melting candle wax, a snarl like a cornered cat and eyes cold with contempt.
Idris Elba has, in the eyes of many, reached the melting point.Idris Elba on Eric Garner, ‘Mi Mandela,’ and Selling Weed to Dave Chappelle|Marlow Stern|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's often said that America is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities.
The glaciers are melting because snowfall is decreasing and temperatures are rising—bad news for wolverines.Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service|Doug Peacock|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would then jam a dozen bottles of champagne into the melting blue iceberg and invite everybody in his phone book.When Downtown Was Cool: Mario Batali, Simon Doonan, Wynton Marsalis Remember the Good Old Days|The Daily Beast|April 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I was still under the influence of the girl's melting gaze, and I saw that this was where I started in as a knight-errant.My Man Jeeves|P. G. Wodehouse
Observe, then, that Davy made his epochal experiment of melting ice by friction when he was a youth of twenty.A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)|Henry Smith Williams
The warm weather had softened the ice, and the melting of much snow had caused the river to rise.The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp|Laura Lee Hope
The most definite property that can be made use of for this purpose is the melting point.
Arriving at the snow line, we found grass and even flowers growing and blooming in soil moistened by the melting snow.
British Dictionary definitions for melting
verb melts, melting, melted, melted or molten (ˈməʊltən)
Word Origin for melt
Science definitions for melting
Idioms and Phrases with melting
In addition to the idiom beginning with melt
- melt in one's mouth
- butter wouldn't melt