Smorgasbord meaning

smôrgəs-bôrd
Any widely varied assortment or collection from which to choose.
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A buffet meal featuring a varied number of dishes.
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The definition of a smorgasbord is Swedish for a large spread of food served in a buffet, or a collection of varied items.

An example of a smorgasbord is a dinner buffet of fish, meat, salads and cheeses.

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A varied collection.
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A restaurant serving smorgasbord.
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(figuratively) A diverse collection of things.
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Origin of smorgasbord

  • Swedish smörgåsbord smörgås open-faced sandwich (smör butter) (from Old Norse smjör) (akin to Old English smerian to smear) (Swedish dialectal gås lump of butter) (from Old Norse gās goose gosling) bord table (from Old Norse bordh)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Swedish smörgÃ¥sbord (“buffet with many small dishes"), from smörgÃ¥s (“sandwich") + bord (“table").

    From Wiktionary