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kettle

noun

1 kettle

A metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid.

synonym: boiler.

Roget 386: furnace, stove, kiln, oven; cracker; hearth, focus, combustion chamber; athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory; volcano; forge, fiery furnace; ... show more

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Roget 892: sociality, sociability, sociableness etc. adj.; social intercourse; consociation; intercourse, intercommunity; consortship, companionship, comradeship; clubbism; ... show more

Dutch: ketel, soepkip, theeketel, waterketel



2 kettle

The quantity a kettle will hold.

synonym: kettleful.

Polish: kocioł

3 kettle

geology A hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits.

synonym: kettle hole.

Polish: jezioro wytopiskowe

4 kettle

A large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it.

synonyms: kettledrum, timpani, tympani, tympanum.

Dutch: pauk, pauken
Polish: kocioł


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