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View synonyms for melting pot

melting pot

noun

  1. a pot in which metals or other substances are melted or fused.
  2. a country, locality, or situation in which cultural assimilation results in blending the heritage and traditions of previously distinct ethnic groups.


melting pot

noun

  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


melting pot

  1. A term expressing the view that immigrants to the United States have been fused or melted into a single people.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of melting pot1

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Example Sentences

A patchwork network of vaccination—highly vaccinated populations side-by-side with unvaccinated populations—creates a melting pot for the virus to simmer into something stronger, something worse.

America, the land of the ethno-racial melting pot, is once again facing what the Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal optimistically called The American Dilemma in 1944.

It's often said that America is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities.

The Levant is already a far cry from the cosmopolitan melting pot it once was.

This fairytale of a cosmopolitan-cultural-melting-pot that is the envy of the international community certainly has its charms.

In the great Caribbean melting pot, one group is largely overlooked: Jewish refugees who settled centuries ago.

“This is a melting pot for startup experimentation,” says Evans.

Here at or toward the end of the Neolithic period was the “melting-pot” for the fusion of these peoples and their cultures.

The half-formed sphere in the melting pot joined and the entire building rang with the shrill screams.

The college plate and the jewels left by pious benefactors were stolen, and went to the melting-pot.

The beautiful old college plate began its journey to the melting-pot.

For as time had gone on the world had beheld the colossal spectacle of a huge nation in the melting pot.

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