meeting house, n. 1. church, place of worship, house of prayer, house of God, the Lord's house, (usu. in reference to Nonconformists) conventicle; basilica, cathedral, minster; chapel, oratory, sacellum, chantry, shrine, vestry, bethel; sanctuary, tabernacle; pantheon, mosque, temple, synagogue; nave, Archaic, auditory.
2. auditorium, hall, durbar, assembly hall, assembly room.
melancholy, n. 1. despondency, dejection, depression, mopishness, Psychiatry, hypochondria; gloominess, Psychiatry, melancholia, misery, miserableness, wretchedness, distress, broken-heartedness; grief, sadness, Fr. tristesse, sorrow, dolor, anguish; doldrums, dumps, blues; hopelessness, disheartenment, dismay, discouragement; defeatism, pessimism; disconsolateness, unconsolability.
2. thoughtfulness, earnestness, pensiveness, preoccupation, wistfulness; sedateness, gravity, staidness, soberness, sobriety, seriousness, somberness.
-adj. 3. depressed, dejected, disheartened, dispirited, low-spirited, downhearted, downcast, Inf. down, Inf. down in the dumps, Inf. low; discouraged, daunted, dismayed, distressed, disappointed, crestfallen, broken-hearted, heartsick, Inf. broken up; unhappy, cheerless, glum, gloomy, under a cloud, doleful, Archaic, wan; dismal, dull, Scot. and North Eng. dowie; saddened, sad, blue, forlorn, mopey, mopish, long-faced, chapfallen, Inf. down in the mouth, SI. off one's feed; miserable, morose, heartbroken, woebegone, heavy-hearted, disconsolate, sorrowful, mournful, lachrymose, funereal; burdened, weighed down, crushed, prostrate, Inf. broken, SI. bummed out, despondent, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, Brit. hipped, spiritless, lifeless, Scot. ourie, exanimate, enervated, weakened, weary, languid, tired.
4. bilious, liverish, crabbed; disagreeable; petulant, sulky, sullen, morose; ill-humored, ill-natured, peevish, splenetic, crotchety, crusty, out of sorts.
5. thoughtful, earnest, pensive, dreamy, wistful, quiet, preoccupied; grave, sedate, staid, sober, solemn, serious, somber; grim, stone-faced, frowning, unsmiling.
melange, n. medley, olio, potpourri, olla-podrida, combination, Inf. combo; miscellany, miscellanea, omnium-gatherum, menagerie, motley; hash, stew, goulash, salmagundi, Fr. Cookery, ragout, (in China, India, etc.) chow-chow, Chinese menu; jumble, mishmash, hodgepodge, gallimaufry, farrago, mess; assortment, collection, set, series, array; group, grouping, assemblage, cluster, aggregation, aggregate; mosaic, patchwork, pastiche, pasticcio; mixture, blend, intermixture, admixture, compound, composite.
meld, v. 1. merge, combine, consolidate, amalgamate; incorporate, syndicate, federate, confederate; join, marry, wed, unite, coalesce, associate, ally, link; intertwine, interweave, put together, lump together, pool, throw together, jumble, scramble.
2. blend, mix, commix, admix, intermix, mingle, intermingle, commingle, interlard, Brit. Dial, mell; compound, alloy, Chem. levigate, synthesize, homogenize, hybridize, mongrelize; fuse, inosculate, bond, weld.