Definition of cauldron
1 : a large kettle or boiler
2 : something resembling a boiling cauldron in intensity or degree of agitation a cauldron of intense emotions
Recent Examples of cauldron from the Web
Especially since the Great Recession, U.S. cities have become simmering cauldrons of economic inequality.
No wonder there’s a simmering cauldron of political anger, churning in those far-flung towns cut off by the interstates.
After months of caustic debates over President Trump, health care and investigations into Russia — battles that had turned the Capitol in a daily cauldron — there were calls for civility.
In 1850, Bostonians began filling in the bubbling cauldron in earnest (the 1867 Coast Survey map above shows the bay partially filled in).
Carwyle aso lit the cauldron on June 2 to open the 2017 National Senior Games.
Analysis of the bronze in the cauldron shows it was produced by master craftsman who perfected the arts of smelting ore and engraving metal.
The campus has been designed by an all-star team that includes Thomas Heatherwick, the British designer behind London's 2012 Olympic cauldron, and Danish architect Bjarke Ingels' BIG firm.
There will be music, the torch arrival, lighting of the cauldron and fireworks at dusk.
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Origin and Etymology of cauldron
Middle English caudron, caldron, from Anglo-French cauderon, diminutive of caldere basin, from Late Latin caldaria, from feminine of Latin caldarius used for hot water, from calidus warm, from calēre to be warm — more at lee
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
CAULDRON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cauldron for English Language Learners
: a large pot
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Definition of cauldron for Students
: a large kettle
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