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Definitions for caldron
ˈkɔl drəncal·dron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caldron, cauldronnoun

    a very large pot that is used for boiling

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Caldronnoun

    A pot; boiler; a kettle.

    Etymology: chauldron, Fr. from calidus, Lat.

    In the midst of all
    There placed was a caldron wide and tall,
    Upon a mighty furnace, burning hot. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    Some strip the skin, some portion out the spoil;
    The limbs, yet trembling, in the caldrons boil;
    Some on the fire the reeking entrails broil. John Dryden, Æn.

    In the late eruptions, this great hollow was like a vast caldron, filled with glowing and melted matter, which, as it boiled over in any part, ran down the sides of the mountain. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.


  1. caldron

    A cauldron (or caldron) is a large pot (kettle) for cooking or boiling over an open fire, with a lid and frequently with an arc-shaped hanger and/or integral handles or feet. There is a rich history of cauldron lore in religion, mythology, and folklore.


  1. caldron

    A caldron is a large pot or kettle, usually made of metal, that is used for boiling or cooking. It is often associated with witches' brews or medieval cooking methods.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caldronnoun

    a large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron. [Written also cauldron.]

  2. Etymology: [OE. caldron, caudron, caudroun, OF. caudron, chauderon, F. chaudron, an aug. of F. chaudire, LL. caldaria, fr. L. caldarius suitable for warming, fr. caldus, calidus, warm, fr. calere to be warm; cf. Skr. r to boil. Cf. Chaldron, Calaric, Caudle.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Caldron is ranked #52736 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Caldron surname appeared 393 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Caldron.

    69.7% or 274 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    22.9% or 90 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 22 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caldron in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caldron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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