Definitions of melt

  1. To change from a solid to a liquid state; dissolve; blend; soften to love and tenderness.
  2. To change from a solid to a liquid state; dissolve.
  3. To soften the feelings of; move to sympathy.
  4. To make liquid, to dissolve: to soften: to waste away.
  5. To be changed from a solid to a liquid state under the influence of heat; as, butter and wax melt at moderate temperatures.
  6. To dissolve; as, sugar melts in the mouth.
  7. Hence: To be softened; to become tender, mild, or gentle; also, to be weakened or subdued, as by fear.
  8. To lose distinct form or outline; to blend.
  9. To disappear by being dispersed or dissipated; as, the fog melts away.
  10. To become liquid: to dissolve: to become tender or mild: to lose substance: to be discouraged.
  11. To dissolve; become liquid or soft.
  12. 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"
  13. become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial; " With age, he mellowed"
  14. 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"
  15. 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.
  16. To make liquid by heat; to soften or subdue, as the heart or feelings; to liquefy; to thaw; to dissolve; to become liquid; to be softened to love, pity, or tenderness; to be subdued by grief or affliction; to faint.
  17. See 2d Milt.
  18. Another spelling of milt, which see.
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