from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large vessel, such as a kettle or vat, used for boiling.
- n. 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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- n. A large bowl-shaped pot used for boiling over an open flame.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a very large pot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See caldron.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a very large pot that is used for boiling
President Bush says U.S. troops are making progress in Iraq, arguing that an early pullout would turn Iraq into what he calls a cauldron of chaos.
This was also the root of the English word "cauldron" and the French word chaudiere - and it is obviously a short hop from there to chowder.
The cauldron is the symbol for what we will be brewing this long winter.
Perseus, I hope your cauldron is back from the cleaners? current mood: pensive current music: Smiths - Louder than Bombs (13 comments | comment on this) 3: 05p
This article is as unambiguous as it is vile what kind of person hopes that an entire region of the world turns into a "cauldron" -- but leave that to the side for now, because the focus here is Ledeen's lying, not the depraved nature of his views.
The crone’s cauldron is a deep part of the Halloween myth that represents the cosmic womb.
The crone’s cauldron is the place of transmutation.
Not for nothing did people used to joke about Arsenal playing at the “Highbury Library” before the move to the Emirates, and the new stadium is not known as a cauldron of noise either.
Not for nothing did people used to joke about Arsenal playing at the “Highbury Library” before the move to the Emirates, and the new stadium is not known as a cauldron of noise either.dwebsQuote
I loved the way they served them too: heaped in a heavy, enameled cast-iron cauldron in other words, as they should be, with plenty of celery and fennel, and plenty of broth.