A caldron on a campfire.
- An example of a cauldron is a big black pot in which you might cook chili.
- An example of a cauldron is a meeting between two people who are suing each other for divorce and who feel very angry towards each other.
- a large kettle or boiler
- a violently agitated condition like the boiling contents of a cauldron
Origin of cauldronMiddle English and amp; Anglo-French caudron ; from Old French chauderon ; from Classical Latin caldaria: see caldarium
- A large vessel, such as a kettle or vat, used for boiling.
- A state or situation of great distress or unrest felt to resemble a boiling kettle or vat: a cauldron of conflicting corporate politics.
Origin of cauldronMiddle English, alteration of cauderon, from Norman French, diminutive of caudiere, cooking pot, from Late Latin cald&amacron;ria, from feminine of Latin cald&amacron;rius, suitable for warming, from calidus, warm; see kel&schwa;-1 in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English, from Old Northern French caudron (Old French chaudron), itself from a derivative of Latin calidārium, caldārium from calidus (“hot”).