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 caldaria, from feminine of Latin caldarius, 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”).