Definitions for kettleˈkɛt l
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word kettle
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a container, usu. of metal, in which to boil liquids, cook foods, etc.; pot.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: kettle hole.
a gathering of soaring birds, as vultures, utilizing circular updrafts of warm air to gain elevation.
Category: Animal Husbandry, Ornithology
Origin of kettle:
1300–50; ME ketel < ON ketill, c. OE c(i)etel, OHG kezzil, Go katils蠐 L catillus, dim. of catīnus pot
a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
the quantity a kettle will hold
kettle hole, kettle(noun)
(geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
kettle, kettledrum, tympanum, tympani, timpani(noun)
a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.
The quantity held by a kettle.
A vessel for boiling water for tea; a teakettle.
Stick the kettle on and we'll have a nice cup of tea.
A group of airborne hawks riding a thermal.
A steam locomotive
A kettle hole.
To contain demonstrators in a confined area.
a metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids
A kettle, sometimes called a tea kettle or teakettle, is a type of pot, typically metal, specialized for boiling water over a heat source, with a lid, spout and handle, or a small kitchen appliance of similar shape that functions in a self-contained manner. Kettles can be heated either by placing on a stove, or by their own internal electric heating element in the appliance versions.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'kettle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3085
Translations for kettle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a metal pot, usually with a special part for pouring and a lid, for heating liquids
a kettle full of boiling water.
- chaleiraPortuguese (BR)
- der KesselGerman
- χύτρα, κατσαρόλα, τσαγερόGreek
- hervidor, teteraSpanish
- üst; kannaHungarian
- bollitore; pentolinoItalian
- 솥, 냄비, 주전자Korean
- czajnik, kociołekPolish
- منقل،اجاق برقى ،چاى جوشPersian
- ،چاي جوشه منقل،برقي وسيلهPashto
- [kaffe-, te]panna, kittelSwedish
- 水壺Chinese (Trad.)
- казанок; чайникUkrainian
- ấm đun nướcVietnamese
- 水壶Chinese (Simp.)
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