Definition of smorgasbord
1 : a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (such as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)
2 : an often large heterogeneous mixture : mélange
Examples of smorgasbord in a Sentence
every day the director has to first deal with a smorgasbord of problems before he can begin filming
Recent Examples of smorgasbord from the Web
Detectives seized $28,000 in cash, a vehicle and a veritable smorgasbord of drugs, including cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, Oxycodone, LSD and methamphetamine, the release said.
The ravenous insects turned the Edwards Field grandstand, where generations of parents in north Orange County watched their kids play ball, into a bug smorgasbord.
Benioff is trying to diversify by tweaking Salesforce.com into a platform that hosts a smorgasbord of online applications developed by smaller vendors.
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Origin and Etymology of smorgasbord
Swedish smörgåsbord, from smörgås open sandwich + bord table
First Known Use: 1879
SMORGASBORD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smorgasbord for English Language Learners
: a meal with many different foods that are placed on a large table so that people can serve themselves
: a large mixture of many different things
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