Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MELT

Pronunciation:  melt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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. [v]  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"
  3. [v]  become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; "With age, he mellowed"
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
  6. [v]  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"
 

MELT is a 4 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: fade, fade out, meld, mellow, mellow out, melt down, melting, run, thaw, thaw, thawing, unfreeze, unthaw
 
 See Also: blend, break up, change, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, defrost, deice, de-ice, dissolve, flux, fuse, heating, immix, liquefy, liquify, merge, mix, phase change, phase transition, physical change, render, resolve, state change, try, warming, weaken

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Melt\ (m[e^]lt), n. (Zo["o]l.)
    See 2d {Milt}.
    
    
  2. \Melt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Melted} (obs.) p. p. {Molten};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Melting}.] [AS. meltan; akin to Gr.
    me`ldein, E. malt, and prob. to E. smelt, v. [root]108. Cf.
    {Smelt}, v., {Malt}, {Milt} the spleen.]
    1. 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.
    
    2. 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.
    
             Thou would'st have . . . melted down thy youth.
                                                   --Shak.
    
             For pity melts the mind to love.      --Dryden.
    
    Syn: To liquefy; fuse; thaw; mollify; soften.
    
    
  3. \Melt\, v. i.
    1. To be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the
       influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate
       temperatures.
    
    2. To dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth.
    
    3. Hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle;
       also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear.
    
             My soul melteth for heaviness.        --Ps. cxix.
                                                   28.
    
             Melting with tenderness and kind compassion. --Shak.
    
    4. To lose distinct form or outline; to blend.
    
             The soft, green, rounded hills, with their flowing
             outlines, overlapping and melting into each other.
                                                   --J. C.
                                                   Shairp.
    
    5. To disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog
       melts away. --Shak.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affect, assuage, bake, be consumed, be gone, blend, broil, cease, cease to be, cease to exist, colliquate, come home to, cook, cut, decline, decoagulate, decoct, decrease, defrost, deliquesce, dematerialize, depart, die, die away, die out, diminish, disappear, disarm, dispel, disperse, dissipate, dissolve, do a fade-out, dwindle, erode, evanesce, evaporate, exit, fade, fade away, fade out, flee, fleet, flit, fluidify, fluidize, flux, fly, forbear, forgive, fuse, give quarter, go, go away, go deep, go through one, grieve, have mercy upon, have pity, heat, hide, hold in solution, infuse, leach, leave no trace, leave the scene, let up on, liquefy, liquesce, liquidize, lixiviate, mellow, melt away, melt down, melt into, melt like snow, melt the heart, merge, mollify, move, pardon, pass, pass away, pass out, penetrate, percolate, perish, perspire, pierce, reach, refine, relax, relent, render, reprieve, retire from sight, roast, run, sadden, scorch, shrink, sink, sink away, smart, smelt, soften, solubilize, solve, spare, sting, stir, suffer an eclipse, sweat, swelter, take pity on, thaw, thin, touch, touch a chord, unclot, unfreeze, vanish, vanish from sight, warm, waste, waste away, wear away
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY