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smorgasbord

noun

  1. (collection)  a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    Synonyms: assortment, miscellanea [Latin, plural], miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley,...
  2. (buffet)  an assortment of foods starting with herring, smoked eel, salmon, or so on, with bread and butter; then cheeses, eggs, pickled vegetables, and aspics; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal
    Type of: buffet

Etymology summary

Swedish smörgåsbord "open sandwich table", literally "butter-goose table", from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Smörgåsbord | koldtbord | det kolde bord | hlaðborð | seisova pöytä | rootsi laud | Aukstais galds | Švediškas stalas

a type of Scandinavian meal served buffet-style with multiple cold dishes of various foods on a table, originating in Sweden. In Norway it's called koldtbord, in Denmark it's called det kolde bord, in Iceland it's called hlaðborð, in Finland seisova ... (40 of 1680 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Smörgåsbord

Smorgasbord (disambiguation)

may refer to: Smorgasbord, a type of feast | Smorgasbord, the original title of the 1983 Jerry Lewis film Cracking Up | Smorgasbord Records, a recording label | Smorgasbord, an album by Sharon, Lois & Bram (33 of 76 words, 4 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Smorgasbord (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

smorgasbord | Smörgåsbord [Swedish]

in Swedish cuisine, buffet offering a variety of fish, cheeses, and hot and cold dishes. In the country districts of Sweden, it was customary for ... (25 of 147 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/550159​/smorgasbord

Collins Dictionary:

smorgasbord

a variety of cold or hot savoury dishes, such as pâté, smoked salmon, etc, served in Scandinavia as hors d'oeuvres or as a buffet meal (25 of 365 words, 8 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smorgasbord

Merriam-Webster:

smorgasbord | mélange [synonym, sense-specific] | agglomerate [synonym, sense-specific] | agglomeration [synonym, sense-specific] | alphabet soup [synonym, sense-specific] | assortment [synonym, sense-specific] | botch [synonym, sense-specific] | clutter [synonym, sense-specific] | collage [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (as hors ... | an often large heterogeneous mixture; "mélange" (21 of 186 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/smorgasbord

Oxford Dictionary:

smorgasbord

a range of open sandwiches and delicacies served as hors d'oeuvres or a buffet. | a wide range of something; a variety (21 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/smorgasbord

New World Dictionary:

smorgasbord [United States] | smörgåsbord

a wide variety of appetizers and other tasty foods, as cheeses, fishes, meats, salads, etc., served buffet style | a meal composed of these | a ... (24 of 69 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smorgasbord

American Heritage Dictionary:

smorgasbord

A buffet meal featuring a varied number of dishes. | A varied collection (12 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smorgasbord

Macmillan British Dictionary:

smorgasbord [countable] | smorgasbords [plural]

[informal] a collection of similar things from which you can choose | a meal of cold food that is put on a table so that people can take what they ... (29 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/smorgasbord

Random House Dictionary:

smorgasbord

a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc. | an extensive array or variety. (21 of 45 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/smorgasbord

Cambridge Dictionary:

smorgasbord

a mixture of many different hot and cold Scandinavian dishes which are arranged so that you can serve yourself | many different types of something (24 of 36 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/smorgasbord

Wiktionary:

smorgasbord | smorgasbords [plural]

A buffet. | [figurative] a collection of various things (8 of 15 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/smorgasbord

Encarta Dictionary:

smorgasbord | smorgasbords [plural]

a meal served buffet style, consisting of a large variety of hot and cold dishes | a restaurant featuring a smorgasbord | a wide variety (informal) (24 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708982​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

smorgasbord

First use: 1893

Origin: Swedish smörgåsbord "open sandwich table", literally "butter-goose table", from smörgås, which is said to mean "bread and butter", but ... (20 of 70 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=smorgasbord

American Heritage Dictionary:

smorgasbord

Origin: Swedish smörgåsbord: smörgås, bread and butter (smör, butter from Old Norse + Swedish dialectal gås, lump ... (16 of 30 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smorgasbord

New World Dictionary:

smorgasbord [United States]

Origin: Swedish smörgåsbord from smörgås, buttered bread from smör, butter (akin to "smear") + dialect gås, a clump (of butter), ... (19 of 28 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smorgasbord

Oxford Dictionary:

smorgasbord

Origin: Swedish, from smörgås "(slice of) bread and butter" (from smör "butter" + gås "goose, lump of butter") + bord "table"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/smorgasbord

Wiktionary:

smorgasbord | smorgasbords [plural]

Origin: the Swedish smörgåsbord ("a buffet with many small dishes"), a compound of smörgås ("sandwich") and bord ("table").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/smorgasbord

Merriam-Webster:

smorgasbord

First use: 1879

Origin: Swedish smörgåsbord, from smörgås open sandwich + bord table

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/smorgasbord

Collins Dictionary:

smorgasbord

Origin: Swedish, from smörgås sandwich + bord table

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/smorgasbord

Encarta Dictionary:

smorgasbord | smorgasbords [plural]

First use: Late 19th century

Origin: Swedish smörgåsbord, literally "bread-and-butter table"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708982​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

smorgasbord

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smorgasbord"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

smorgasbord [countable] | smorgasbords [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smorgasbord"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/smorgasbord

Macmillan British Dictionary:

smorgasbord [countable] | smorgasbords [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "smorgasbord"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/smorgasbord

Cambridge Dictionary:

smorgasbord

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "smorgasbord"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "smorgasbord"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/smorgasbord

the Free Dictionary:

smorgasbord

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "smorgasbord"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "smorgasbord" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

smorgasbord | smorgasbords [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "smorgasbord"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

smorgasbord

Audio: North American pronunciation of "smorgasbord"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=smorga​01 word=smorgasbord

YourDictionary Audio:

smorgasbord

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "smorgasbord" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/smorgasbord

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