What does melt mean?

Definitions for meltmɛlt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word melt.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. thaw, melt, thawing, melting(verb)

    the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid

    "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"

  2. melt, run, melt down(verb)

    reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating

    "melt butter"; "melt down gold"; "The wax melted in the sun"

  3. dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt(verb)

    become or cause to become soft or liquid

    "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"

  4. mellow, melt, mellow out(verb)

    become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial

    "With age, he mellowed"

  5. melt, meld(verb)

    lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually

    "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"

  6. fade, melt(verb)

    become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly

    "The scene begins to fade"; "The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk"

  7. melt, disappear, evaporate(verb)

    become less intense and fade away gradually

    "her resistance melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"


  1. melt(Noun)

    Molten material, the product of melting.

  2. melt(Noun)

    The transition of matter from a solid state to a liquid state.

  3. melt(Noun)

    The springtime snow runoff in mountain regions.

  4. melt(Noun)

    A melt sandwich.

  5. melt(Noun)

    an idiot.

  6. melt(Verb)

    To change matter from a solid state to a liquid state, usually by a gradual heat.

    I melted butter to make a cake.

  7. melt(Verb)

    To change (or to be changed) from a solid state to a liquid state.

    The snowman will disappear; he will melt.

  8. melt(Verb)

    To dissolve, disperse, vanish.

    His troubles melted away.

  9. melt(Verb)

    To be very hot and sweat profusely.

    Help me! I'm melting!

  10. Origin: From meltan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Melt(noun)

    see 2d Milt

  2. Melt

    to reduce from a solid to a liquid state, as by heat; to liquefy; as, to melt wax, tallow, or lead; to melt ice or snow

  3. Melt

    hence: To soften, as by a warming or kindly influence; to relax; to render gentle or susceptible to mild influences; sometimes, in a bad sense, to take away the firmness of; to weaken

  4. Melt(verb)

    to be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures

  5. Melt(verb)

    to dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth

  6. Melt(verb)

    hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear

  7. Melt(verb)

    to lose distinct form or outline; to blend

  8. Melt(verb)

    to disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog melts away

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Melt

    melt, v.t. to make liquid, to dissolve: to soften: to waste away.—v.i. to become liquid: to dissolve: to become tender or mild: to lose distinct form: to be discouraged:—pa.p. melted, or molten.—n. Melt′ing, the act of making liquid or of dissolving: the act of softening or rendering tender.—adv. Melt′ingly.—n. Melt′ing-pot, a crucible. [A.S. meltan; Ice. melta, Gr. meldein.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'melt' in Verbs Frequency: #882


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of melt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of melt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anonymous:

    Pentiums melt in your PC, not in your hand.

  2. Alexander MacLaren:

    If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.

  3. Dave Porter:

    It's not one of these snow-melt events, it's the inundation of rain over the last 24 hours.

  4. Homer:

    Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.

  5. Saint Teresa of Avila:

    Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.

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