boiler, steam boiler(noun)
sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
An apparatus that generates heat (usually by burning fuel) and uses it to heat circulating water (or sometimes another liquid) in a closed system that is then used for space heating, swimming pool heating, or domestic hot water or industrial processes.
Less commonly, a hot water heater.
(approximate definition) A fuel burning apparatus in which water is boiled to produce steam for space heating, power generation, or industrial processes. (more precisely) An apparatus in which a heat source other than a hot liquid or steam (most commonly burning fuel, exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine or gas turbine, waste heat from a process, solar energy or electricity) is used to boil water (or rarely another liquid), under pressure to provide steam (or other gas) for use as a heat source in calorifiers, heat exchangers or heat emitters, or for use directly for humidification, in an industrial process, or to power steam turbines.
A kitchen vessel for steaming or boiling food.
one who boils
a vessel in which any thing is boiled
a strong metallic vessel, usually of wrought iron plates riveted together, or a composite structure variously formed, in which steam is generated for driving engines, or for heating, cooking, or other purposes
The term boiler is used for a closed vessel in which water or other fluid is heated. The fluid does not necessarily boil. The heated or vaporized fluid exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications, including central heating, boiler-based power generation, cooking, and sanitation. The pressure vessel of a boiler is usually made of steel, or historically of wrought iron. Stainless steel is virtually prohibited for use in wetted parts of modern boilers, but is used often in superheater sections that will not be exposed to liquid boiler water. However electrically-heated stainless steel shell boilers are allowed under the European "Pressure Equipment Directive" for production of steam for sterilizers and disinfectors. In live steam models, copper or brass is often used because it is more easily fabricated in smaller size boilers. Historically, copper was often used for fireboxes, because of its better formability and higher thermal conductivity; however, in more recent times, the high price of copper often makes this an uneconomic choice and cheaper substitutes are used instead.
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Rank popularity for the word 'boiler' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4312
The numerical value of boiler in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of boiler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This was an accident. Everything was fine, the boiler was running well. After servicing when workers were trying to restart it, it went off.
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Translations for boiler
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- бойлер, парен котелBulgarian
- Kessel, BoilerGerman
- θερμοσίφωνας, λέβητας, ατμολέβηταςGreek
- bóiler, calentador de agua, calentador, caldera, calefónSpanish
- katel, boilerEstonian
- coireScottish Gaelic
- bojler, kazánHungarian
- caldaia, scaldabagno, bollitoreItalian
- котёл, паровой котёл, бойлер, кипятильникRussian
- värmepanna, panna, varmvattenberedareSwedish
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