Cauldron meaning

kôldrən
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A large vessel, such as a kettle or vat, used for boiling.
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The definition of a cauldron is a very large iron pot that is used for boiling or cooking, or a situation where there are a lot of strong and usually angry emotions.

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.

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A state or situation of great distress or unrest felt to resemble a boiling kettle or vat.

A cauldron of conflicting corporate politics.

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A large kettle or boiler.
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A violently agitated condition like the boiling contents of a cauldron.
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A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.
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Origin of cauldron

  • Middle English alteration of cauderon from Norman French diminutive of caudiere cooking pot from Late Latin caldāria from feminine of Latin caldārius suitable for warming from calidus warm kelə-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old Northern French caudron (Old French chaudron), itself from a derivative of Latin calidārium, caldārium from calidus (“hot”).

    From Wiktionary