melting pot

noun

plural melting pots
1
a
: a place where a variety of peoples, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole
b
: the population of such a place
2
: a process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty
melting-pot adjective

Examples of melting pot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The historic Moorish quarter is a melting pot of cultural influences, including Iberians, Greeks, Romans, and Visigoths, who have all passed through these streets, just like you. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2024 The energy, the flavor, the food, the music, the melting pot... Madeleine Marr, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 The city has long been a melting pot, its port exchanging goods and ideas with everywhere in the Mediterranean (and beyond). Federica Bocco, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 May 2024 His reliance on the IDF as a melting pot also worked well, effectively assimilating great numbers of new Israelis. Aluf Benn, Foreign Affairs, 8 June 2016 See all Example Sentences for melting pot 

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of melting pot was in 1887

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“Melting pot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melting%20pot. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

melting pot

noun
1
a
: a place where a variety of peoples, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole
b
: the population of such a place
2
: a process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty
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