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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

kettle

[ˈkɛtl] nbollitore m
that's a different or another kettle of fish (fig) → questo è un altro paio di maniche
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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