from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metal pot, usually with a lid, for boiling or stewing.
- n. A teakettle.
- n. Music A kettledrum.
- n. Geology A depression left in a mass of glacial drift, formed by the melting of an isolated block of glacial ice.
- n. A pothole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A vessel for boiling a liquid or cooking food, usually metal and equipped with a lid.
- n. The quantity held by a kettle.
- n. A vessel for boiling water for tea; a teakettle.
- n. A kettle hole, sometimes any pothole.
- n. A collective term for a group of raptors riding a thermal, especially when migrating.
- n. A steam locomotive
- n. A kettledrum.
- v. To contain demonstrators in a confined area.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A metallic vessel, with a wide mouth, often without a cover, used for heating and boiling water or other liguids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A vessel of iron, copper, tin, or other metal, of various shapes and dimensions, used for boiling or heating water and other liquids, or for cooking vegetables, etc., by boiling. Compare camp-kettle, tea-kettle.
- n. A tin pail. [Local, U. S.] A kettledrum.
- n. figuratively, a cavity or depression suggesting the interior of a kettle.
- n. Same as kiddle
- A variant of kittle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large hemispherical brass or copper percussion instrument with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting the tension on it
- n. the quantity a kettle will hold
- n. a metal pot for stewing or boiling; usually has a lid
- n. (geology) a hollow (typically filled by a lake) that results from the melting of a mass of ice trapped in glacial deposits
Keep on walking if the coin kettle is not attached to a tripod, as it's likely been stolen.
That battered copper kettle is nowhere near that old.
And until recently we were using a kettle from the same period.
The old put rats in kettle, tie the kettle to the torturee's stomach and start a fire under the kettle until the rats eat through the victims stomach has always been my favorite.
There are not two copper tarsks in the coin kettle!
Really, Hillary supporters should quit calling the kettle black.
In the bizarre world of British public service culture, a kettle is dangerous but severe under-manning on the streets is not.
The kettle is actually a religious icon from a fairly rare Celtic faith, which of course is sacred to me and some of the converts in my team.
The kettle is plugged in and soon the soothing sound of boiling water -- the splash as the water hits tea bag -- steam rises, flavour is released -- as soon the tension will be.
May 16, 2009 at 10:01 am well, now the pot can be ackurate when it calls the kettle names adn casts nasturtiums.