Sugar melts in water.
The crowd melted away after the rally.
Sea melted into sky along the horizon.
Our hearts melted at the child's tears.
An example of melt is what an ice cube does when exposed to the sun.
An example of melt is what you do to an ice cube when you put it in the microwave.
An example of melt is the effect of adding ice or sugar to ice to lower the freezing point.
A tuna melt.
An example of melt is when you see a little puppy dog and your heart gets full.
An example of melt is what the little puppy dog does to your heart.
The tide melted our sand castle away.
A tuna melt.
The sea melting into the sky at the horizon.
A story to melt our hearts.
I melted butter to make a cake.
When the weather is warm, the snowman will disappear; he will melt.
- to melt (previously formed metal) so that it can be cast or molded again
- to require little or no chewing
- to taste especially delicious
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of melt
- Middle English melten from Old English meltan mel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English melten, from Old English meltan (“to consume by fire, melt, burn up; dissolve, digest") and Old English mieltan (“to melt; digest; refine, purge; exhaust"), from Proto-Germanic *meltanÄ… (“to dissolve, melt") and Proto-Germanic *maltijanÄ… (“to dissolve, melt"), both from Proto-Indo-European *(s)mel- (“to beat, crush, grind"). Cognate with Icelandic melta (“to melt, digest").