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Melt appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • As I let a hero melt tilaks, I risk a little more hate, Lisa.
  • In a cool gismo, organise to melt busy subtle motes in a groom’s igloo… can I?
  • One nip, one melt taco’s a pleasure in a zanier USA, El Paso cattlemen opine, no?
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The word melt is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun melt

What does melt mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: melts

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

Alternative definition of the noun melt


  1. Molten material, the product of 'melting'.
  2. The transition of matter from a solid state to a liquid state.
  3. The springtime snow runoff in mountain regions.
  4. A melt sandwich.
  5. [UK, slang] an idiot.

Definition of the verb melt

What does melt mean as a doing word?

Melt is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: molten

  1. reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
  2. become or cause to become soft or liquid
    • examples: The sun melted the ice | the ice cream melted | The heat melted the wax
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of melt: dethaw / dissolve / thaw / unfreeze / unthaw
    • more generic words: flux / liquefy / liquify = become liquid or fluid when heated
    • more specific words:
  3. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of melt: mellow / mellow out
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence
  4. lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
  5. become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    • example: The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of melt: fade
    • more generic word: weaken = become weaker
  6. become less intense and fade away gradually
    • example: her resistance melted under his charm
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of melt: disappear / evaporate
    • more generic word: weaken = become weaker

Alternative definition of the verb melt


  1. [transitive] To change matter from a solid state to a liquid state, usually by a gradual heat.
  2. [intransitive, ergative] To change (or to be changed) from a solid state to a liquid state.
  3. [intransitive, figuratively, colloquial] To dissolve, disperse, vanish.
  4. [intransitive, colloquial] To be very hot and sweat profusely.


Melt is a Venue, Building in Lubbock.

  • also known as Melt Lounge


Who is Melt?

Melt a.k.a. Sebastian Komor: Sebastian R. Komor is a Polish-born, Norwegian-raised EBM/Industrial musician, best known for his collaborative work in Icon of Coil and Zombie Girl. A prolific artist, Komor has also released electronic music under a variety of solo projects and aliases since the late 1990s.


Melt is a musical group.

  • album: "Dollmeatfist"


  1. "Melt" is the second studio album from the American country music group Rascal Flatts. It was released on October 29, 2002 on Lyric Street Records and sold 3,073,000 copies in the United States up to May 2009. The lead-off single "These Days" was the group's first Number One hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The follow-ups, "Love You out Loud" and "I Melt", respectively reached number 3 and number 2, while "Mayberry" was also a Number One. A music video was also made for "My Worst Fear" though it was never released as a single.
    • genre: Country
    • released on (12 years ago)
    • award: - American Music Award for Favorite Country Album nomination for Rascal Flatts
  2. "Melt" is a song by British singer-songwriter Melanie C. It was released as the third and final single from her second solo album, Reason, as a double A-side with "Yeh Yeh Yeh". The original plan was to release "Yeh Yeh Yeh" as the third single, but Chisholm had injured her knee in TV show The Games and couldn't promote an upbeat song with an injury. "Melt", being an easier song to promote with an injury, was added to the mix, resulting in the double single.
  3. "Melt" was the second album from Dunedin, New Zealand band Straitjacket Fits, and the last to feature the original line-up of Shayne Carter, Andrew Brough, John Collie and David Wood; Brough was to leave before the third album, Blow. The album reached no. 13 on the New Zealand music charts. The album would later sell a respectable 40,000 copies in the United States.
  4. "Melt" a.k.a. "Melt!": "Melt" / "Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant" is a double A-sided single by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees released in 1982. It was released as the second and final single from the band's fifth album A Kiss in the Dreamhouse; "Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant" does not appear on that album.
  5. "Melt" a.k.a. "Melt!" is a 1982 singe by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
  6. "Melt" is a composition.
  7. "Melt" is an award-winning composition.
    • music by Phil Roy & Nicolas Cage
    • award:
      • Independent Music Award for Best Song - Folk/Singer-Songwriter nomination for Phil Roy
      • Independent Music Award for Best Song - Folk/Singer-Songwriter, received by Phil Roy
  8. "Melt" is a musical EP of Markus Hartman.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  9. "Melt" is a musical EP of Wil Bolton.
    • released on
  10. "Melt" is a musical EP of Bryn Jones.
    • released on (16 years ago)


  1. "Melt" is a 2011 short drama film directed by Noemie Lafrance.
  2. "Melt" is a 2010 drama film directed by Sofya Gollan.


  1. Melt a.k.a. Melt! is a restaurant.
  2. Melt is the working material in the steelmaking process, in making glass, and when forming thermoplastics. In thermoplastics, melt is the plastic in its forming temperature, which can vary depending on how it is being used. For steelmaking, it refers to steel in liquid form.

Phrases with Melt

Phrases starting with the word Melt:

  1. melt off
  2. Melt Away
  3. melt down
  4. melt into
  5. Melt sandwich

Phrases ending with the word Melt:

  1. Tuna Melt
  2. Summer Melt

Other phrases containing the word Melt:

  1. Hot Melt Glue
  2. Hot Melt Adhesive

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Melt

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Google previewNumerical Analysis and Its Applications (1997)

First International Workshop, WNAA'96, Rousse, Bulgaria, June 24-26, 1996 Proceedings by Lubin Vulkov, Jerzy Wasniewski, Plamen Yalamov

It is assumed that the liquid glass melt is a Newtonian fluid. The boundary conditions describe the heat exchange on ...

Google previewLife at Extremes (2012)

Environments, Organisms, and Strategies for Survival by Elanor Bell

Spring snow melt is a major hydrological driving force in high altitude lakes, and plays an important role in controlling phytoplankton dynamics and interspecific resource-based competition (McKnight et al., 1990). Depending on altitude ...

Google previewBlowing Agents and Foaming Processes 2007 (2007)

High heat transfer rates between the cold walls of the mould and the hot polymer melt is the origin of rapidly forming solid polymer layers impeding cell nucleation and cell growth in a certain region of the polymer in contact with the mould.

Google previewRemote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle (2014)

by Venkataraman Lakshmi

Second parameter after CN is snow parameter (minimum melt rate for snow during the year). Snow melt is the most sensitive parameter due to the mountainous character of RazanGhahavand basin, where much of the streamflow is controlled ...

Google previewStatistical Mechanics of Elasticity (2012)

by J.H. Weiner

A6 POLYMER MELTS A polymer melt is a dense liquid (ρ* ~ 1) of polymer chains that have no permanent cross links. In a crosslinked network, an applied deformation gives rise to a deviatoric stress which remains nonzero after any initial ...

Google previewA Quest for Truth and Wisdom (2015)

by Robert Wilson

melt is an option, but there is ...

Google previewWaves from a Time-Zoned Brain (2009)

by John E. Simonds

The sun exerts its force: the power to melt Is the power to change. Through the haze we learn the sun still lives. Clearly, the metaphor is too obvious for poets, too late for all the rest. Of bones and boulevards and oily generations wading, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach


Google previewPolymer Science Dictionary (2017)

by Mark Alger

melt crystallisation Crystallisation by cooling a melt to below its ...

Google previewSzycher's Dictionary of Biomaterials and Medical Devices (1992)

by Michael Szycher

Melt. Spinning. synthesis of compounds designed to fight certain human diseases, such as cancer and hypertension. It is also concerned with immunology, hormone activity, and other medical topics. MEK Abbreviation for Methyl Ethyl Ketone.

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Usage statistics about melt

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Quotes about Melt

You continue
To melt me;
Snap crackle
And pop me.

Now I'm a nice
Crispy bun;
To melt again
In your tum. (Harriet James)
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Scrabble value of M3E1L1T1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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