melting pot

Definitions

  • Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right)
    Artifacts found near the site of the Jamestown glasshouse which was in operation as early as 1608: a small melting pot, part of a working hole, fragment from large melting pot, cullet (broken or refuse glass shown in lower left corner), and green glass fragments (lower center and lower right)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n melting pot a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
    • n melting pot an environment in which many ideas and races are socially assimilated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Melting pot (Sociology) A place where people of different backgrounds become similar in culture. The United States has often been referred to as a melting pot, though the differences in cultures of recently arrived immigrants persists beyond the generation of immigrants.
    • Melting pot A vessel in which anything is melted; a crucible.
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Quotations

  • Jimmy Carter
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    “We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.”
  • Israel Zangwill
    Israel Zangwill
    “America is God's Crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and re-forming!”
  • Arnold Edinborough
    Arnold Edinborough
    “Canada has never been a melting pot; more like a tossed salad.”

Idioms

Melting pot - A melting pot is a place where people from many ethnicities and nationalities live together.
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Usage

In literature:

The pot in which he melted snow for water, and cooked our supper, was made, like ours, of soapstone.
"Cast Away in the Cold" by Isaac I. Hayes
I am an enthusiast over the Melting Pot idea myself.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
For the first time in all my life I really felt the melting pot first hand.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
No wonder they called it a melting pot.
"Stubble" by George Looms
When they were gone, Gluck took a farewell look at his old friend in the melting-pot.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
It sure is the melting pot.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Lead Melting Pots are standard articles which may be purchased from jobbers.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Education throughout England was in the melting-pot.
"A History of Giggleswick School" by Edward Allen Bell
A stack of paper napkins was supplied, and individual pots of melted butter completed the setting.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
True, indeed, there is no such potent melting-pot as common peril!
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
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In poetry:

Prince and page, sot and sage,
Hark to the roar of War!
Poet, professor and circus clown,
Chimney-sweeper and fop o' the town,
Into the pot and be melted down:
Into the pot of War!
"The Call (France, August 1st, 1914)" by Robert W Service

In news:

Over medium heat, melt butter in a large pot.
Melt butter in a soup pot and saute onion, bell pepper and celery.
Win Tickets to Straight No Chaser and Dinner at The Melting Pot.
Since both countries are vast immigrant melting pots, home to thousands of different geographies and lifestyles, sometimes our communication challenges have nothing to do with our citizenship.
The Melting Pot's annual publication, The Kettle, was recently presented to its corporate member, National Park Community College.
The Melting Pot / Leaves of Grass .
Immigration Week 2008, New York City's fifth annual celebration of the melting pot, begins Monday and runs through next Sunday.
Hives Inquiry Squad 1.11.11 on THE MELTING POT Radio show -Tuesdays 8-10pm(pst) @www.KBOO.fm/listen.
The Melting Pot / Leaves of Grass.
Posts Tagged ' Melting Pot.
The Melting Pot's website says: Founded in 1975, The Melting Pot continues to be a memorable dining experience.
The Melting Pot's private room perfect for any special occasion.
The Melting pot's private dining room.
Look no further than The Melting Pot in Grand Rapids.
A melting pot of students.
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In science:

Primordial alchemy: from the Big Bang to the present universe. Course of lectures at the XIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics; Cosmochemistry: the melting pot of elements.(November 19 - 30, 2001; Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) 2002; astro-ph 0.08186.
The Primordial Helium Abundance
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