Definition of melting pot in English:

melting pot


  • 1A pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed.

    • ‘Mr West, who joined the company in 1943, said the typesetting was done by hand, using steel type or by using complicated-looking machines with melting pots.’
    1. 1.1 A place where different peoples, styles, theories, etc. are mixed together.
      ‘Toronto is a melting pot of different cultures’
      • ‘Located on the southwest tip of the Subcontinent, facing the Indian Ocean, Cochin is one of the world's great melting pots of culture, where people of multiple religions and ethnic backgrounds have lived peaceably for centuries.’
      • ‘Step outside of Trinidad, however, and it's a totally different melting pot.’
      • ‘They play a melting pot of styles from country blues to folk, as well as some stunning new original compositions that are impossible to pigeonhole.’
      • ‘They take a good deal of interest in the exhibits lined up in the 25 stalls there, making the event a melting pot of cultures.’
      • ‘The resulting exhibition is a melting pot of different styles and ideas - the only common theme being the small size of the artworks.’
      • ‘The initial concept that all the people forming the Modern Nation-states will result in a uniform culture, a melting pot, has been lately questioned.’
      • ‘He talks about the ways in which tribes in particular neighborhoods retain tribal customs and loyalties, rather than having merged into a melting pot.’
      • ‘This city is one huge melting pot of different ethnic groups.’
      • ‘Tone-on-tone or monochrome colour combinations keep this melting pot of styles together and ensure a look that is not too loud.’
      • ‘Kees, the band, is set to create a melting pot of musical styles both locally and abroad which will shift the dimensions of local music.’
      • ‘We're a melting pot of different cultural traditions, without the commonalities to bind us all together.’
      • ‘Since its inception, jazz has been a melting pot of musical styles, reflecting the nation in which it was born.’
      • ‘Not surprisingly, fusion cuisine continued to be popular, melding tastes from different cultures into one melting pot.’
      • ‘London is host to a diversity and is a melting pot of culture.’
      • ‘Britain has become one of the most ethnically mixed countries in the world, and out of its cultural melting pot, new words and new dialects are being created.’
      • ‘Since the beginning of the century, the city had been the epicentre of world art; a melting pot that mixed surrealist outrage with vastly diverse styles of painting.’
      • ‘India, with its rich historical and cultural heritage, has become a melting pot of different civilizations.’
      • ‘New Orleans, a melting pot of European culture in the South, is a treat for the senses.’
      • ‘The United States is considered to be a melting pot of cultures.’
      • ‘This region was a cultural melting pot into which many ideas flowed, along with goods and commodities from the Asian trade routes.’


  • in the melting pot

    • In a process of change and with an uncertain outcome.

      ‘the future of the railway is still in the melting pot’
      • ‘Ed Dunlop's stable has been badly hit with the equine flu, with 30 horses affected, and it is in the melting pot whether Nasij will now go to Newmarket for the fillies' Classic.’
      • ‘Proposals for what powers it should have and how it would be financed remain in the melting pot, with a definitive vision expected in the next few months.’
      • ‘A cinema was suggested at the beginning and as such, along with other things, it is one of the suggestions in the melting pot.’
      • ‘Whatever the outcome however, expect it to remain in the melting pot from first minute to last.’
      • ‘We are a fair way down the road toward what we are trying to achieve, but now the whole thing is back in the melting pot.’
      • ‘Wiseman will be going back with a higher offer, and the whole issue will be placed back in the melting pot.’
      • ‘Traders in Castle Place precinct have vowed to stand firm against any pressure to move out as new plans for a major retail and leisure complex remain in the melting pot.’
      • ‘Last week's announcement may have been swift but the project itself was in the melting pot for several years.’
      • ‘After all, with everything in the melting pot, it is a chance to catch the moment and, for good or ill, to make changes that might affect the course of history.’
      • ‘The name of the new club has already been fixed as J's, but where it will meet and how often is still in the melting pot, along with what sort of activities and facilities it will provide.’


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