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ket·tle

 (kĕt′l)
n.
1. A metal pot, usually with a lid, for boiling or stewing.
2. A teakettle.
3. Music A kettledrum.
4. Geology A depression left in a mass of glacial drift, formed by the melting of an isolated block of glacial ice.
5. A pothole.

[Middle English ketel, from Old Norse ketill and Old English cetel, both from Latin catīllus, diminutive of catīnus, large bowl.]

kettle

(ˈkɛtəl)
n
1. a metal or plastic container with a handle and spout for boiling water
2. any of various metal containers for heating liquids, cooking fish, etc
3. a large metal vessel designed to withstand high temperatures, used in various industrial processes such as refining and brewing
4. (Law) informal Brit an enclosed space formed by a police cordon in order to contain people involved in a public demonstration
5. (Physical Geography) short for kettle hole
vb
(Law) (tr) informal Brit (of a police force) to contain (people involved in a public demonstration) in an enclosed space
[C13: from Old Norse ketill; related to Old English cietel kettle, Old High German kezzil; all ultimately from Latin catillus a little pot, from catīnus pot]

ket•tle

(ˈkɛt l)

n.
1. a container, usu. of metal, in which to boil liquids, cook foods, etc.; pot.
5. a gathering of soaring birds, as vultures, utilizing circular updrafts of warm air to gain elevation.
[1300–50; Middle English ketel < Old Norse ketill, c. Old English c(i)etel, Old High German kezzil, Gothic katils « Latin catillus, diminutive of catīnus pot]

ket·tle

(kĕt′l)
A steep, bowl-shaped hollow in ground once covered by a glacier. Kettles are believed to form when a block of ice left by a glacier becomes covered by sediments and later melts, leaving a hollow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kettle - a metal pot for stewing or boilingkettle - a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
teakettle - kettle for boiling water to make tea
2.kettle - the quantity a kettle will holdkettle - the quantity a kettle will hold  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
3.kettle - (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
hollow, hole - a depression hollowed out of solid matter
4.kettle - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on itkettle - a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
percussion instrument, percussive instrument - a musical instrument in which the sound is produced by one object striking another
Translations
غَلاّيَهغَلَّايَةُ
caldera
konvice
keddelkedel
kattilakattilallinenpannullinenparvipatarumpu
kazankotaokotlić
kazán
ketill
ケトル
주전자
litauraivirdulys
tējkanna
čajnikkotliček
чајник
tekokare
กาต้มน้ำ
ấm đun nước

kettle

[ˈketl] Nhervidor m, caldera f (Bol, Uru), pava f (S. Cone)
I'll put the kettle onvoy a poner a hervir el agua (para hacer café/té)
that's a different kettle of fisheso es harina de otro costal

kettle

[ˈkɛtəl] nbouilloire f
to put the kettle on → mettre la bouilloire à chauffer
The kettle's boiling
BUT Ça bout.
it's a different kettle of fish → c'est une autre paire de manches

kettle

nKessel m; I’ll put the kettle onich stelle mal eben (Kaffee-/Tee)wasser auf; the kettle’s boilingdas Wasser kocht; this is a different kettle of fish (Brit inf) → das ist doch was ganz anderes

kettle

[ˈkɛtl] nbollitore m
that's a different or another kettle of fish (fig) → questo è un altro paio di maniche

kettle

(ˈketl) noun
a metal pot, usually with a special part for pouring and a lid, for heating liquids. a kettle full of boiling water.
ˈkettledrum noun
a type of drum made of a brass or copper bowl covered with a stretched skin etc.

kettle

غَلَّايَةُ konvice kedel Kessel κατσαρόλα hervidor de agua vedenkeitin bouilloire kotlić bollitore ケトル 주전자 ketel kjele czajnik chaleira чайник tekokare กาต้มน้ำ çaydanlık ấm đun nước
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